According to The Associated Press, a constitutional amendment passed the General Assembly last year, when Democrats controlled the legislature, but the measure must be approved a second time before it goes before the public in a voter referendum.
Angry voters have since booted Democrats from power, however, and the must-pass measure failed to get out of a subcommittee this week where it was voted down 5-4.
A second measure, to restore voting rights to convicted felons, also died in the same committee, the AP said.
Victoria Cobb, who leads the Family Foundation of Virginia, says the pro-LGBT push never stops.
“It is dead for now but anytime you see language that would permit same-sex marriage, polygamy and more, you need to be very alarmed,” she tells AFN. “So we will be in a watchful mode over the next several years because these things come back.”
Democrats in the Virginia legislature want the constitution amended to reflect the current times and after a U.S. Supreme Court decision upheld same-sex marriage.
According to the liberal AP, Virginia’s constitution contains “legally outdated language” that prohibits same-sex marriage.