Same-sex marriage; gender-neutral terms. (SB603)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Same-sex marriage; gender-neutral terms. 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 These prohibitions are no longer valid due to the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015). The bill also makes conforming changes to various laws involving married individuals and their rights stemming from marriage and makes the laws addressing the property rights of married women applicable to all spouses, removing any sex-based classifications. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100779D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2018Introduced bill reprinted 18100779D
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB603)
02/05/2018Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Courts of Justice