DOMA section 3 was struck down by the U. Musgrave re-introduced the Amendment in the House on September 23,with the same revision. On May 22,Rep. Each state is free to set the conditions for a valid marriage, subject to limits set by the state's own constitution and the U. Public opinion varies widely between different states.
Gay rights in the US, state by state
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. FMA proponents argue that opposite-sex marriage in gay rights and u s constitution United States has been given special legal protection. In and respectively, the Massachusetts and California Supreme courts ruled in Goodridge v.
Bush supported the Federal Marriage Amendment but was not opposed to states enacting their own civil union legislation. Supreme Courtvacated the Ninth Circuit's ruling for lack of jurisdiction. As in Judge Baitaillon's decision about the Nebraska law, Judge Vaughn Walker stated in his ruling that moral opposition to same-sex marriage is not sufficient reason to make a law valid.
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