When was the gay amendment passed

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On January 15, Virginia became the latest state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment ERA , a proposed amendment to the Constitution that guarantees equal rights for women. It received bipartisan support in both chambers. This historic vote follows recent ratifications by Nevada in and Illinois in after four decades of inactivity. The Constitution provides that amendments take effect when three-quarters of the states ratify them, putting the current threshold at 38 states. The ratification deadlines that Congress set after it approved the amendment have lapsed, and five states have acted to rescind their prior approval.

The Constitutional Dimensions of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

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Amending the Constitution was never meant to be simple. Although thousands of amendments have been discussed since the original document was approved in , there are now only 27 amendments in the Constitution. Though its framers knew the Constitution would have to be amended, they also knew it should never be amended frivolously or haphazardly. Clearly, their process for amending the Constitution has succeeded in meeting that goal. Constitutional amendments are intended to improve, correct, or otherwise revise the original document. The framers knew it would be impossible for the Constitution they were writing to address every situation that might come along.

Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

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.
With most of the precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent against. North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage. Tami Fitzgerald, who heads the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC, said she believes the initiative awoke a silent majority of more active voters in the future. In the final days before the vote, members of President Barack Obama's cabinet expressed support for gay marriage and former President Bill Clinton recorded phone messages urging voters to oppose the amendment.

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