Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said, "President Bush's endorsement of this mean-spirited amendment shows that he is neither compassionate nor concerned with the rights of all Americans. On June 25,it was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, where hearings were held on May 13, Federal courts have interpreted the U. Constitutional Amendment - Federal Marriage Amendment - Declares that marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Interpretation of some exit polling suggests that the amendments may have brought out one million additional voters, most of which came out for the first time to cast their ballots for Bush. May 21, Prohibits either the U.
It was claimed that neither federal nor state courts were likely to order same-sex marriage under the traditional interpretation of the Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause.
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