Virginia House Repeals 2006 Same-Sex Marriage Ban

So many advances in Virginia with more to come:

Virginia’s House of Delegates on Tuesday officially repealed a 2006 amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage.

“We just voted for Del. @nancyguyva’s bill to repeal the statuary [sic] code that unconstitutionally and unenforceably bans marriage equality in Virginia,” tweeted Virginia Del. Danica Roem (D), the first openly trans woman elected to the state legislature. “I’m so happy right now.”

The Marshall-Newman Amendment, which stated, “Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions,” passed with 57 percent support on the 2006 ballot in Virginia. Its namesake, then-Del. Bob Marshall (R), lost his seat to Roem in 2017.