John Thune on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Dec 14, 2010

Summary

Senator Thune supports the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. He supports the Marriage Protection Amendment and states that marriage between one man and one woman is under attack in courtrooms around America. He states that the family is the glue that binds our communities, raises healthy children into successful adults, and preserves the values America was founded on. He asserts that the fabric of our society is under attack by anti-family activists with a narrow agenda aimed at dissolving the definition of marriage that has existed since the birth of civilization.

 

The Marriage Protection Amendment

In January of 2005, Senator Thune issued a press statement noting his support for and cosponsorship of the Marriage Protection Act.

In June of 2006, Senator Thune again issued a press statement noting a debate that he had held on the Senate floor concerning the Marriage Protection Amendment.

 

Voting Record

2006 Constitutional Amendment

In 2006 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. John Thune voted in favor of the 2006 amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

John Thune voted in favor of the 2006 amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-S J Res 43; Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage - Cosponsor

Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Protection Amendment - Declares that: (1) marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman; and (2) neither the U.S. Constitution nor the constitution of any state shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon any other union.

Session-110; Bill Number-S J Res 43; Marriage Protection Amendment - Cosponsor

Declares that: (1) marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman; and (2) neither the U.S. Constitution nor the constitution of any state shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon any other union.

Session-109; Bill Number-S J Res 1; Constitutional Amendment - Marriage Protection Amendment - Cosponsor

Declares that: (1) marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman; and (2) neither the U.S. Constitution nor the constitution of any state shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents of marriage be conferred upon any other union.

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