Gender-specific terms; revises certain references. (HB1600)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from 15 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Gender-specific references. Revises references to certain gender-specific terms in the Code of Virginia in light of the 2014 Bostic v. Rainey decision, 970 F.Supp.2d 456 (E.D. Va. 2014), cert. denied, 83 U.S.L.W. 3189 (U.S. Oct. 6, 2014), which struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102472D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice


ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would remove discriminatory language from the Virginia Code.