How Missouri’s congressional delegation voted on the Marriage Protection Act
August 3, 2004
WASHINGTON (BP)—The House of Representatives passed the Marriage Protection Act by a vote of 233-194 July 22, preventing federal courts from legalizing same-sex “marriage” nationwide. Following is how representatives voted on the bill, HR 3313.
The bill protects states by preventing federal courts — including the Supreme Court — from reviewing the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that gives individual states the option of not recognizing another state’s same-sex “marriages” and prevents the federal government from recognizing homosexual “marriage.”
It is not known if and when the Senate will consider the House bill. Some observers have said there is not enough time left in this legislative session for the Senate to act and the bill may die until next year.
VOTING FOR THE BILL:
2nd District – Todd Akin (R)
4th District – Ike Skelton (D)
6th District – Sam Graves (R)
7th District – Roy Blunt (R)
8th District – Jo Emerson (R)
9th District – Kenny Hulshof (R)
VOTING AGAINST THE BILL:
1st District – William Clay (D)
3rd District – Richard Gephardt (D)
5th District – Karen McCarthy (D)