Civil unions and registered partnerships. On February 26,the House of Delegates voted in favor of a constitutional amendment, known as the Marshall-Newman Amendmentthat would ban same-sex marriage and any "legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage.
Retrieved April 13, Mullin Kathleen Murphy Kenneth R. On February 3,following the legalization of same-sex marriage, the Senate voted in favor of a bill seeking to update Virginia's statutory laws by making references to marriage gender-neutral.
Most are clustered in the Northeast; none is in the former Confederacy. Retrieved September 22, Minimal recognition. Search Search CP24 X. This law took effect on July 1,
Retrieved January 11, On April 21, the House of Delegates rejected the recommendations by a vote of and by a vote approved the bill prohibiting civil unions. District Court Judge Arenda L. In January , Senator Adam Ebbin introduced a resolution which proposed to repeal Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.