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HB623

Gender-neutral terms; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions removed from Code.

Status:
In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 21, 2020
House: Impact statement from DPB (HB623S1)

Chief Patron:
Marcus Simon (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Gender-neutral terms; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions removed from Code; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty.

Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife" as well as related terms with gender-neutral terms throughout the Code to comport with the United States Supreme Court decision in <u>Obergefell v. Hodges</u>, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015). The bill also repeals the statutory prohibitions on same-sex marriages and civil unions or other arrangements between persons of the same sex purporting to bestow the privileges and obligations of marriage, and it makes conforming changes to various laws involving married individuals and their rights stemming from marriage. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/06/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100908D
  • 01/06/2020 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/08/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB623)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB623)
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 8-N)
  • 02/09/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/10/2020 - House: Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/11/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (57-Y 41-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (57-Y 41-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 5-N)
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 20108628D-S1
  • 02/19/2020 - Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Impact statement from VCSC (HB623S1)
  • 02/21/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB623S1)