General Assembly Approves Bill Protecting Gay Marriage Opponents – Veto Promised


Virginia capitol in Richmond.Legislators in both houses of Virginia’s General Assembly voted to enact legislation that says no minister or religious organization can be penalized for acting in accordance with a belief that marriage should be only between a man and a woman.

The House of Delegates passed the legislation by a vote of 59-38 on March 9.  The Senate narrowly approved the legislation with a 20-19 vote in February.  While an override of this legislation is unlikely, Governor McAuliffe is committed to issuing a veto.

Read more about this issue from the Virginia Pilot here.

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