Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (SB682)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Same-sex marriages; civil unions. Repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage. The prohibition on these relationships contained in Article I, Section 15-A of the Constitution of Virginia is unaffected by this bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


10/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100387D
10/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (5-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)


Secular Coalition for Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Secular Coalition of Virginia supports this bill and all efforts to correct discrimination against the gay community currently codified in Virginia law.

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would repeal discriminatory statutes that limit marriage to one man and one woman and ban all recognition of same sex relationships.

Walker writes:

In 2001, a Gay marriage amendment to the Constitution of Virginia was ratified. It was voted on, and passed, not only by the House of Delegates and Senate, but also the CITIZENS of Virginia. I believe that this should be put up for votes by the citizens of Virginia, because it is already an amendment.