Same-Gender Marriage Rule Debate

In an excerpt, members debated the rule for legislation which would define marriage and allow states not to recognize same-gender… read more

In an excerpt, members debated the rule for legislation which would define marriage and allow states not to recognize same-gender marriages. The bill would also define marriage, for federal purposes, as “only a legal union between one man and one woman.” Currently same-gender marriages are not legal in any state, although the Hawaii Supreme Court recently ruled that denying marriage to gay couples may violate equal protection. Reps. Studds and Frank, who previously had declared their homosexuality, spoke in opposition to the legislation. close

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Same-Gender Marriage Rule Debate

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Program ID:
73595-1
Category:
House Highlight
Format:
House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 12, 1996
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 1996

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  • Jul 12, 1996 | 8:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 12, 1996 | 11:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 13, 1996 | 6:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 13, 1996 | 1:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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