Constitutional amendment; repeal of same-sex marriage prohibition (submitting to qualified voters). (SB557)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Constitutional amendment (voter referendum); marriage; repeal of same-sex marriage prohibition; affirmative right to marry. Provides for a referendum at the November 8, 2022, election to approve or reject an amendment that would repeal the constitutional provision defining marriage as only a union between a man and woman as well as the related provisions that are no longer valid as a result of the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. 644 (2015).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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100392D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB557)
02/09/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Placed on Calendar
02/23/2022Read first time
02/23/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/28/2022Assigned P & E sub: Subcommittee #1
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 4-N)
03/08/2022Left in Privileges and Elections

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