Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Celebrates Decision to Strike Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban
From Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico):
Last night's court decision to strike down the same-sex marriage ban was a step in the right direction for fairness, justice and equality for ALL Virginians. We'll continue to fight to repeal the Marshall-Newman amendment, but the work of the courts can help right this wrong.
We have more work to do. This year, my Democratic colleagues and I introduced legislation to provide partner benefits for state and municipal employees, fairer and open adoptions, ending the harmful practice of so-called conversion therapy, finally codify employee non-discrimination.