Gender-specific references; revisions to certain terms in the Code of Virginia. (SB1211)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


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. The bill also makes technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103437D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2015Passed by for the day
02/02/2015Passed by for the day
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/2015Referred from General Laws
02/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2015Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 34 seconds.