Federal Legislation
May 15, 2002

H.C.R. 392—To protect private decisions about marriage.

Action Requested:
None at this time.


Expresses the sense of the Congress that government not be used to influence, promote, or coerce individuals' private decisions regarding marriage.

Introduced April 30, 2002 by Rep. Pete Fortney Stark (D-CA 13th).



4/30/2002:Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
5/29/2002:Referred to the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness.

Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:

HSLDA opposes H.Con.Res. 392. HSLDA believes marriage provides the best social vehicle for the raising of children. We disagree with this resolution that marriage does not help poverty, healthcare, or raise families out of poverty. The long-term benefits of marriage to a society are beyond dispute.

 Other Resources

H.C.R. 392 (pdf)

HSLDA summary on the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002 (H.R. 4737)