Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (SB39)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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 These prohibitions are no longer valid due to the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015). This bill was incorporated into SB 17. Read the Bill »


01/15/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101093D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/15/2020Incorporated by Judiciary (SB17-Ebbin) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB17.


Fred Woehrle writes:

This bill makes sense and seems like a no-brainer, especially after the Obergefell decision. I wonder why anyone voted against it at Richmond Sunlight. The public does not want the statutory prohibition, either.