Anti-Marriage Court-Stripping Bill
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 410
108th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 233-194 (see complete tally)
On July 22, 2004, the House passed -- by a vote of 233 to194 -- a bill to strip all federal courts -- including the U.S. Supreme Court -- of jurisdiction to decide the constitutionality of the anti-gay federal Defense of Marriage Act. If the bill, H.R. 3313, becomes law it will shut all federal courthouse doors to same-sex couples who may want to challenge a federal statute, and it will be the first time since the post-Civil War Reconstruction period that Congress has taken away the Supreme Court's jurisdiction to hear constitutional challenges. (Roll Call Vote No. 410)

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 410
Votes For : 233
Votes Against : 194
Not Voting : 8