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Virginia Amendment Outlawing Same-Sex Marriage is Still in Place

What Does This Mean For Virginia’s LGBTQ+ Community?

Same-Sex Marriage is Still Legal in Virginia

It’s important to note that despite this news, same-sex marriage is still legal in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 4th Circuit Appeals Court ruled the Marshall-Newman Amendment unconstitutional in 2014. So, while the amendment is still there on the books, same-sex marriage has been recognized as legally valid in Virginia since then.

However, this decision by House Republicans to block a repeal of the Marshall-Newman Amendment serves as a reminder that there is still a lot of work to do to ensure full LGBTQ+ equality in Virginia.

Contact McMillan Metro Faerber for a Trusted Advocate

At McMillan Metro Faerber, we are dedicated and passionate advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. We have decades of experience providing legal advice and support to same-sex couples in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

We regularly assist with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, partnership agreements, and pre-nuptial agreements and strive to provide legal support and guidance to partnership planning.

If you or someone you know needs a trusted legal ally, contact us today for more information on how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you!