Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (SB3)

Introduced By

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


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 These prohibitions are no longer valid due to the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015).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


02/05/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100299D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106713D-S1
02/05/2018Incorporates SB50 (Edwards)
02/05/2018Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB75.


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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill that repeals Virginia laws prohibiting same sex marriages or same sex civil unions.