Senate - Committee on Privileges and Elections to consider
Same-Sex Marriages/Civil Unions
Bill Numbers
SJ1
Title
Same-Sex Marriages/Civil Unions
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Action
SJ1 would repeal the constitutional amendment, approved by a 2006 referendum, that amended the Bill of Rights to define marriage as "only a union between one man and one woman" and prohibit the creation or recognition of civil unions

(SJ1 is identical to HJR7 in the House)
Comments
The Constitution and the code of Virginia should accurately reflect the law of the land. Allowing unconstitutional language to remain is misleading and sends the message only certain people are welcome here. This is an insult to many Virginia citizens. Gay and lesbian couples deserve the same respect as other citizens. The Virginia Code Commission has endorsed these changes to the Virginia Code.
Patrons
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D30)
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Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections (* Chair)
Member (Party/District)
* Jill Holtzman Vogel (R27)
Lionell Spruill, Sr. (D5)
William R. DeSteph, Jr. (R8)
Amanda F. Chase (R11)
John A. Cosgrove, Jr. (R14)
Frank M. Ruff (R­15)
Rosalyn R. Dance (D16)
Bryce E. Reeves (R17)
John S. Edwards (D21)
Mark J. Peake (R22)
R. Creigh Deeds (D25)
Adam P. Ebbin (D30)
Janet D. Howell (D32)
A. Benton Chafin, Jr. (R38)
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