SJ 337 Constitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage.
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Summary as passed:
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." The amendment proposed in this resolution is identical to that proposed in HJR 586 as passed.


Summary as introduced:
Constitutional amendment (first resolution); marriage.  Provides that "only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage" in Virginia.