Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (SB50)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) 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 have been rendered obsolete by the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015). This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission. Read the Bill »


02/05/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/27/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101259D
11/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2018Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB3-Ebbin) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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.