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Capital Hill Watch Alert

Marriage Protection Act (H.R. 3313)

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Marriage Protection Act (H.R. 3313)  as early as Wednesday, July 21, 2004.  (To view the full text of the legislation visit: Full text of legislation )  

The measure amends the federal judicial code to deny federal courts jurisdiction to hear or determine any question pertaining to the interpretation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [28 U.S.C. § 1738C] or the federal statute defining marriage.  

DOMA was passed by Congress by the overwhelming margin of 342-67 in the House of Representatives and 85-14 in the Senate that provides that no state shall be required to accept same-sex marriage licenses granted in other states.  

What Can You Do?      

Urge your representative TO SUPPORT the Marriage Protection Act (H.R. 3313)  

Contact Information:      

Capitol Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for representative's office.

To go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representatives are... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html.       

To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.  

Addressing Correspondence:     

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515  

Dear Representative (last name):


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