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.
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