The Marriage Protection Amendment passed the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution by a narrow 5-4 vote last week. Next, the amendment must pass the full Judiciary Committee before it can be voted on by all senators.
Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Sam Brownback (R.-Kan.) said, “The American people support protecting marriage, and it’s important that we debate this amendment in the Senate and give it due consideration through the full legislative process. This is an issue that none of us felt needed discussion a few years ago, but judicial activism that contradicts the will of the people makes this a pressing issue.”
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