Ernest Hollings on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Apr 28, 2010

Voting Record

2004 Constitutional Amendment

In 2004 the Senate voted on adding a constitutional amendment which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and ensured to no state would be capable of conferring marital status on a union other than a man or a woman. Ernest Hollings voted against the 2004 amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman.

Ernest Hollings voted against the 2004 amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman.

Defense of Marriage Act

In 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act passed the Senate with the support of 100% of the Republicans and roughly 2/3 of the Democrats. The bill defined marriage as a union between 1 man and 1 woman, and stated that no jurisdiction would be required to honor the marriage betweeen two men or two women which was granted in another jurisdiction. Ernest Hollings voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Ernest Hollings voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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