Jump to navigation Skip navigation. According to the online news services, members of the Alliance for Marriage, which claims to represent a wide range of racial and religious backgrounds, decried rampant social problems in the United States they say are largely caused by fatherless families. The solution they proposed was a constitutional amendment that would declare: "Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any state, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.
Constitutional Amendment Would Ban Gay Marriage
Many want ban on gay marriage / 55% back constitutional amendment, poll finds
The Federal Marriage Amendment FMA , also referred to by proponents as the Marriage Protection Amendment , was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that would legally define marriage as a union of one man and one woman. The FMA would also prevent judicial extension of marriage rights to same-sex or other unmarried homosexual couples. An amendment to the U. Constitution requires the support of two thirds of each house of Congress and ratification by three fourths of the states. The last Congressional vote on the proposed amendment occurred in the House of Representatives on July 18, , when the motion failed to , falling short of the votes required for passage in that body. The Senate has only voted on cloture motions with regard to the proposed amendment, the last of which was on June 7, , when the motion failed 49 to 48, falling short of the 60 votes required to allow the Senate to proceed to consideration of the proposal and the 67 votes required to send the proposed amendment to the states for ratification.
Carly Fiorina softens on gay marriage
During his State of the State address on Jan. Now the question is: What will governor do if legislation providing LGBT protections lands on his desk? And whatever position he takes, can his re-election campaign withstand the heat?
Putin has proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in what political analysts suggest is an effort to raise turnout for a constitutional referendum that could keep him in power but has so far stirred little enthusiasm among Russians. Polls have suggested low turnout and little enthusiasm among Russians for the referendum planned next month. But most of the proposed changes were so deep in the legal weeds that even experts were left guessing how they would work, or why they were needed.