Businesses Are Waking Up to the Consequences of the Amendment
Last week the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce voted to oppose the Marshall/Newman amendment and to join The Commonwealth Coalition. Chief among the business reasons identified for opposing the amendment were its potential impact on private agreements between unmarried couples that "approximate" the "design, qualities, significance of effects of marriage." The Chamber branded the proposal "frivolous" because it is redundant of existing law and would impose unnecessary costs on taxpayers. Read more.