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Va. moves closer to repealing marriage amendment

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The Virginia Senate on Feb. 19 approved a bill to repeal the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, bringing the issue one step closer to voters in 2022.

Senate Joint Resolution 270, sponsored by state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), would amend the section of Virginia’s constitution that addresses marriage and would repeal the 2006 amendment that blocked same-sex couples from legally marrying.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell decision invalidated it. The Senate’s 22-12 vote follows the Virginia House of Delegates’ 60-37 vote on Feb.

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