Constitutional amendment; marriage (first reference). (SJ270)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first reference); marriage. Proposes the repeal of the constitutional amendment dealing with marriage that was approved by referendum at the November 2006 election. That amendment to the Bill of Rights (i) defines marriage as "only a union between one man and one woman"; (ii) prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage"; and (iii) prohibits the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing "another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage." The provisions of this section of the Constitution of Virginia are no longer valid as a result of the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015). Read the Bill »

Status

07/20/2020: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
07/20/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100202D
07/20/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

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