Huelskamp: ‘It’s Not Over’ – Constitutional Amendment Would Restore Gay Marriage Ban

A constitutional amendment restoring the Defense of Marriage Act — to be introduced by Rep. Tim Huelskamp liklely would reignite the debate over same-sex marriage. 

The Kansas Republican said he plans to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment to restore the Defense of Marriage Act struck down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

gavel_small Huelskamp: 'It's Not Over' - Constitutional Amendment Would Restore Gay Marriage Ban

The constutional amendment would define marriage as between one man and one woman, as DOMA did.

“This would trump the Supreme Court,” he told The Huffington Post.

The court on Wednesday ruled that DOMA’s prohibition on federal recognition of legally married couples was unconstitutional. It also refused to intervene to re-institute California’s voter-mandated ban on gay marriage.

Huelskamp announced his plan on Twitter late on Wednesday:

Cong. Tim Huelskamp         @CongHuelskamp

In response to these bad decisions, I plan to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment to amend the U.S. Constitution.