Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (SB10)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

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. 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 »

Status

12/01/2015: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
12/01/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100352D
12/01/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2016Continued to 2017 in Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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 legislature 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 legislature should repeal these unconstitutional laws without delay.