Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (HB1395)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 20 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), 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. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

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 These prohibitions are no longer valid due to the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015).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
07/18/2016Committee
07/18/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100144D
07/18/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Constitutional Law
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill that would repeal discriminatory, unconstitutional anti-marriage equality laws currently in our state code.