House Joint Resolution 55: Repeals Virginia's Marriage Amendment

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Last Updated: February 18, 2010
House Joint Resolution 55: Repeals Virginia's Marriage Amendment
Sponsors:
David Englin
Summary:

This bill proposes the repeal of Virginia's constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and prohibiting the Commonwealth 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) prohibited 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."

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/11/10 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10
01/11/10 House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/10 House: Left in Privileges and Elections

This bill failed to pass, and is now dead.

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