Steve Stockman on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : May 16, 2012

Campaign Website Statements

PROTECTING OUR FAITH

Congressman Steve Stockman sponsored the Defense of Marriage Act to stop federal recognition of homosexual marriage

Voting Record

Defense of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act Amends the Federal judicial code to provide that no State, territory, or possession of the United States or Indian tribe shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other such jurisdiction or to any right or claim arising from such relationship. Establishes a Federal definition of: (1) "marriage" as only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife; and (2) "spouse" as only a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. The bill passed the house on roll call 316 in 1996 and eventually became US law. Steve Stockman voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Steve Stockman voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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