Thursday, June 23, 2005

House passes desecration amendment

By a vote of 286 to 130, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would grant to Congress the power to "prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States".

In order for the proposed amendment to become a part of the Constitution, it must next pass the U.S. Senate by a favourable vote of at least 67 of the 100 member body, and then be ratified by at least 38 States.


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