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State Marriage Defense Act of 2015 (H.R. 824)

This law was last updated on Dec 3, 2018


This law is Anti–LGBTQ

State

Federal

Number

H.R. 824

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 10, 2015

Topics

LGBTQ, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

www.congress.gov

H.R. 824 would prevent the federal government from asserting its own definition of “marriage” and “spouse” on the states.

The bill would require the federal government to follow the law of a person’s legal residence in order to determine their marriage status.

The bill would effectively nullify the marriage of same-sex couples who married in one state and moved to another state where such unions were illegal.


Related Legislation

Companion bill to S. 435.

Nearly identical to H.R. 3829/S. 2024, which failed to pass during the 2013-2014 legislative session.


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