Virgil Goode on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Aug 10, 2012

Campaign Website Statements

Marriage: I believe that marriage should be a union between a man and a woman. I am opposed to gay marriages and so-called gay civil unions. I support the federal Marriage Protection Amendment. 

Voting Record

Constitutional Amendment

In 2006 and 2004, the House voted on adding a constitutional amendment to establish that marriage shall consist of one man and one woman. It sought to ensure that no measure enacted in one state could be enforced in another state. The measures failed in both 2006 and 2004 with the support of most Republicans and the opposition of most Democrats. Virgil Goode voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Virgil Goode voted in favor of the 2006 constitutional amendment attempt.

Constitutional Amendment

In 2006 and 2004, the House voted on adding a constitutional amendment to establish that marriage shall consist of one man and one woman. It sought to ensure that no measure enacted in one state could be enforced in another state. The measures failed in both 2006 and 2004 with the support of most Republicans and the opposition of most Democrats. Virgil Goode voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Virgil Goode voted in favor of the 2004 constitutional amendment attempt.

Marriage Protection Act of 2004

The Marriage Protection Act of 2004 sought to ensure that no State shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other State. Although the bill passed the house in roll call 410, it was not voted on in the US Senate. Virgil Goode voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

Virgil Goode voted in favor of the Marriage Protection Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H J Res 22; Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Definition - Cosponsor

Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of a legal union of a man and a woman. Prohibits any federal or state court from having jurisdiction to determine whether the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution requires the legal incidents of marriage to be conferred upon any union other than a legal union between one man and one woman.

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