Tag: civil unions

Same-sex marriage bill passes House Judiciary Committee

After three days of delay, the House Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 to send the same-sex marriage bill already passed by Senate to the full House of Delegates at a Friday afternoon voting session. The delegates resisted amendments that would have changed the title of the bill or would further change the definition of marriage to allow incest, polygamy, or civil unions.

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Senate GOP leader to propose civil union for gays and straights

Senate Republican Leader Allan Kittleman said Wednesday he will introduce legislation establishing civil unions between both heterosexual and same-sex partners.

“I’ve always felt that we should have equal rights for same-sex couples,” Kittleman said in an interview. “I also think it’s important we protect marriage as an institution.”

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