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Legislation


1997 Regular Session

HOUSE BILL 398

File Code: Family Law Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1268/96 - JUD
Sponsored By:
Delegates E. Burns, Kelly, Owings, Proctor, DeCarlo, D. Murphy, O'Donnell, Bissett, Exum, Branch, C. Mitchell, Minnick, M. Burns, Ports, and Redmer
Entitled:
Same Sex Marriages - Foreign Jurisdictions - Invalidity

Synopsis:

Providing that a marriage between two individuals of the same sex that is validly entered into in another state or in a foreign country is not valid in this State; altering the definition of a "foreign marriage"; and declaring that marriages between individuals of the same sex are against the public policy of this State.

Legislative History

House Action
1/24
First Reading Judiciary
2/5
Hearing 3/12 at 1:00 p.m.
3/18
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action
Sponsored by:
Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., District 10
Delegate Phillip D. Bissett, District 30
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Michael W. Burns, District 32
Delegate Diane DeCarlo, District 6
Delegate Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Delegate James M. Kelly, District 9B
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 7
Delegate Clarence M. Mitchell, IV, District 44
Delegate Donald E. Murphy, District 12A
Delegate Anthony J. O'Donnell, District 29C
Delegate George W. Owings, III, District 27B
Delegate James F. Ports, Jr., District 8
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Alfred W. Redmer, Jr., District 8
Bill indexed under the following Subjects:
FAMILY LAW -see also- ADOPTION; DIVORCE; DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
INTERSTATE AFFAIRS
MARRIAGE -see also- ANNULMENT; DIVORCE
Bill affects the following Statutes:
Family Law
( 2-201 , 2-502 )

Documents:

Bill Text:
First Reading (pdf), Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal Note: Available (pdf)