The minister and his partner were arrested for trespassing after they refused to leave the clerk's office without a marriage license.
In a 3-2 vote, Senate Bill 11 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee after nearly five hours of public testimony.
Mayors for the Freedom to Marry celebrates its first anniversary with 291 members.
Business leaders including Laura Ricketts call for marriage equality.
Virginia will keep its seven-year-old ban — for now.
After marrying in New York 10 months ago, two gay men ask Israeli's family court to recognize their spousal agreement.