Sunday, February 28, 2021
From WJHL-TV News Channel:
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – An effort to get rid of an outdated ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia cleared its final hurdle of the 2021 General Assembly on Friday.
The provision defining marriage as between a man and a woman was added to the state’s constitution in 2006. While the section is no longer enforceable, some lawmakers say it’s a stain that needs to be removed.
Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), the first openly gay Virginian to win a seat in the General Assembly, introduced the amendment. “It’s to affirm in our Constitution that this is a right that won’t be denied to people and that our state values all people, regardless of who they love,” Ebbin said.
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