HJ665: Constitutional amendment; repealing amendment dealing with marriage (first reference).
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 665
Patrons-- Surovell, BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Dance, Filler-Corn, Herring, Hester, Hope, Howell, A.T., Keam, Kory, Krupicka, Lopez, McClellan, McQuinn, Morrissey, Plum, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Toscano, Ward and Watts
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:
Repeal Section 15-A of Article I of the Constitution of Virginia as follows:
Marriage. That only a union
between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this
Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and
its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for
relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design,
qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or
its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or
other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations,
qualities, or effects of marriage.