On the day of the crossover deadline, the House of Delegates has passed a contentious religious freedom bill.
Patrons of HB 773 like Delegate Todd Gilbert say the bill is meant to prevent discrimination against those who define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Delegate Mark Sickles, who is openly gay, says the bill empowers discrimination against those with different beliefs.
The bill passed 56 to 41. Governor McAuliffe has previously vowed to veto legislation that targets same-sex marriage.