Constitutional amendment; marriage; fundamental right to marry, same-sex marriage prohibition. (HJ57)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (second reference); marriage; repeal of same-sex marriage prohibition; affirmative right to marry. Repeals the constitutional provision defining marriage as only a union between one man and one woman as well as the related provisions that are no longer valid as a result of the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015). The amendment provides that the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of persons and requires the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions and agents to issue marriage licenses, recognize marriages, and treat all marriages equally under the law, regardless of the sex or gender of the parties to the marriage. Religious organizations and clergy acting in their religious capacity have the right to refuse to perform any marriage. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100906D
01/11/2022Committee

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