What do you call a change to the Consititution?
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Why is the consititution called a living document?
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What role did Eliza Lucas play in the Southern Colonies?
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When was the last amendment made to the consititution?
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Does the distribution of sovereignty reserve to the states the authority to define marriage?
Any authority not given to the federal government is, according to the Constitution, reserved by the states, and there is nothing whatsoever in the Consititution that discusses or legislates a definition of marriage. This is awkward in the case of something so basic, since the concept seems to call for a broader accepted definition. But there are provisions in the Consititution that provide for each state to honor the laws enacted in the other states.