The Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) was a proposed amendment to the United States . Under DOMA section 3, the federal government did not recognize same-sex marriages, even if those unions .. On the other hand, of the 11 states in which amendments defining marriage were on the ballot, all passed handily.
Many U.S. states enacted amendments to their state constitutions which prevented the Some amendments prevented a state from legalizing same-sex marriage, civil unions . 1997-JUL-11, updated 2001-DEC-2; ^ "Same-sex marriage ballot measures: Hawaii gives legislature power to ban same-sex marriage" AllPolitics.
From gay marriage to gender identity, a timeline of the legal battles that have Amendment as a reason for requiring that state to allow same-sex couples to . Brumby – United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.