Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (HB5)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. These prohibitions are no longer valid due to the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015). Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100193D
11/16/2015Committee
11/16/2015Committee
11/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100193D
11/16/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2016Assigned to sub: Constitutional Law
02/04/2016Assigned App. sub: Constitutional Law
02/04/2016Assigned Courts sub: Constitutional Law
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill. The Supreme Court of the United States confirmed in Obergefell v. Hodges that the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, and prohibits state laws that do not treat same-sex couples equally with regard to the benefits and obligations of civil marriage. The Virginia legislation should repeal these unconstitutional laws without delay.

Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Equality Virginia supports this bill.

ACLU-VA Legislative Agenda, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill. The Supreme Court of the United States confirmed in Obergefell v. Hodges that the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, and prohibits state laws that do not treat same-sex couples equally with regard to the benefits and obligations of civil marriage. The Virginia legislation should repeal these unconstitutional laws without delay.