HJ 586 Constitutional amendment; marriage may exist only between a man and woman (first reference).
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage. Provides that "only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions." The proposed amendment also prohibits the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from creating or recognizing a legal status "for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage." Further, the proposed amendment prohibits 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." This resolution incorporates HJRs 584 and 615. The amendment proposed in this resolution is identical to that proposed in SJR 337 as passed.

Full text:
01/05/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 050323276  pdf
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 050374276-H1  pdf
02/08/05  House: Floor sub printed 050376404-H2 (Byron,Cosgrove,Marshall,R)  pdf
02/16/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 050382148-S1  pdf
02/26/05  House: Conference substitute printed 050390776-H3  pdf
03/15/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ586ER)  pdf
04/13/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0946)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments rejected
Conference amendments

Status:
01/05/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 050323276
01/05/05  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/05  House: Reported from P. & E. w/substitute (15-Y 5-N)
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 050374276-H1
02/07/05  House: Passed by for the day
02/08/05  House: Taken up
02/08/05  House: Committee substitute rejected 050374276-H1
02/08/05  House: Floor sub printed 050376404-H2 (Byron,Cosgrove,Marshall,R)
02/08/05  House: Substitute by Del.'s Byron, Cosgrove, Marshall, R. G.
02/08/05  House: agreed to 050376404-H2
02/08/05  House: Amendments by Del. Scott, J. M. rejected (27-Y 68-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: REJECTED (27-Y 68-N)
02/08/05  House: Engrossed by House - floor substitute HJ586H2
02/08/05  House: Agreed to by House (78-Y 18-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (78-Y 18-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Reading waived
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/15/05  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with substitute (11-Y 3-N)
02/16/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 050382148-S1
02/17/05  Senate: Read second time
02/18/05  Senate: Read third time
02/18/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/18/05  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 050382148-S1
02/18/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ586S1
02/18/05  Senate: Agreed to by Senate with substitute (27-Y 10-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO (27-Y 10-N)
02/21/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/22/05  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (6-Y 84-N 1-A)
02/22/05  House: VOTE: REJECTED (6-Y 84-N 1-A)
02/23/05  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/24/05  House: House acceded to request
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Cosgrove, Byron, Johnson
02/24/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/05  Senate: Senators: Martin, Newman, O'Brien
02/26/05  House: Conference substitute printed 050390776-H3
02/26/05  House: Pending question ordered
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 17-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 17-N)
02/26/05  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N)
02/26/05  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (30-Y 10-N)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/15/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ586ER)
04/13/05  House: Assigned Chapter 946 (effective 7/1/05)
04/13/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0946)