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

Full text:
01/11/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053736776  pdf
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute printed 050384396-H1  pdf
02/26/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 050389776-S1  pdf
04/11/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ337ER)  pdf
04/13/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0949)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments rejected
Conference amendments

Status:
01/11/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053736776
01/11/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/25/05  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 3-N)
01/27/05  Senate: Reading waived (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/05  Senate: VOTE: WAIVE READING R (38-Y 0-N)
01/28/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
01/31/05  Senate: Read second time
01/31/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/01/05  Senate: Read second time
02/01/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/02/05  Senate: Read second time
02/02/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/03/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/04/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/05  Senate: Read second time
02/07/05  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Saslaw withdrawn
02/07/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate
02/07/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO (30-Y 10-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/05  House: Read first time
02/09/05  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/18/05  House: Reported from P. & E. w/substitute (15-Y 5-N)
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute printed 050384396-H1
02/22/05  House: Passed by for the day
02/23/05  House: Passed by for the day
02/24/05  House: Taken up
02/24/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 050384396-H1
02/24/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SJ337H1
02/24/05  House: Agreed to by House with substitute (76-Y 21-N)
02/24/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (76-Y 21-N)
02/25/05  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N)
02/25/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (1-Y 38-N)
02/25/05  Senate: Rec. of House sub. agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/05  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/05  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N)
02/25/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (0-Y 40-N)
02/25/05  House: House insisted on substitute
02/25/05  House: House requested conference committee
02/25/05  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/05  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/25/05  House: Delegates: Cosgrove, Byron, Johnson
02/25/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/05  Senate: Senators: Martin, Newman, O'Brien
02/26/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 050389776-S1
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)
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (80-Y 17-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 17-N)
03/09/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
04/11/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ337ER)
04/13/05  House: Assigned Chapter 949 (effective 7/1/05)
04/13/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0949)