Lund on Virginia's Marriage Amendment

Professor Nelson Lund agrees with Virginia Attorney General Robert McDonnell that the Commonwealth's new constitutional amendment defining marriage will not have the unintended consequences feared by those who believe that the wording of the amendment could adversely affect a range of protections for unmarried couples. "The chances are very small that anyone in Virginia will lose any existing rights because of this amendment," said Lund in a Legal Times article examining controversy over the measure, which was affirmed at the polls by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin.

No Honeymoon for Virginia Law, Legal Times, November 13, 2006.