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An effort is under way to overturn Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but it's a long shot.
State delegate David Englin is trying for the third time to repeal his state's ban, which was passed by 57% of the electorate in the 2006 general election.
Englin sponsored House Joint Resolution 55 to get the ball rolling on a repeal. Englin's resolution first must be passed by a majority of the house and senate, and then after a legislative election, it must be approved again by both bodies. After that, the proposal would go to voters in a statewide election. "If we are to take our founding values seriously, where we say that every human being deserves equal treatment under the law, then we cannot enshrine in the Constitution a policy that boils down to nothing but bigotry," Englin told Virginia's Gainesville Times.
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