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Va. GOP Block Democratic Measure to Enshrine Marriage Equality Rights

Posted on AllSides February 17th, 2023
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Republican representatives in the Virginia House of Delegates killed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have allowed Virginia voters to decide whether or not to remove the antiquated, hateful ban on marriages between non-heterosexual couples, which is still preserved in the state’s constitution. In a House subcommittee, GOP hardliners killed Democratic Sen. Adam Ebbin’s amendment, SJ 242, which would have asked Virginians to vote in a referendum on the subject. The Republican-controlled House of Delegates blocked a watered-down proposal despite efforts by supporters to gain bipartisan support by removing...

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