Photosynthesis » ACLU-VA LGBT Rights’s Portfolio

15 bills are being tracked.

Virginia Human Rights Act; public employment, prohibited discrimination, sexual orientation. (HB417)

Patron: Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would codify for the first time a legislative policy against workplace discrimination against all state and local employees. The bill would prohibit discrimination by any state agency (including colleges and universities),any local government or local school division or local constitutional officer based on sex, age, national origin, race, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation. (HB418)

Patron: Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Tenants; entireties in real and personal property. (HB419)

Patron: Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that will allow same sex couples married in states other than Virginia to hold property in Virginia as tenants by the entirety just like all other married couples.

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Individual income filing status; married persons. (HB444)

Patron: Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia opposes this bill that would impose discriminatory tax policies on couples whose marriages are not currently recognized in Virginia even though the federal government has determined that all married couples should be treated the same for federal income tax purposes.

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Virginia Human Rights Act; public employment, prohibited discrimination, sexual orientation. (HB562)

Patron: Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would codify for the first time a legislative policy against workplace discrimination against all state and local employees. The bill would prohibit discrimination by any state agency (including colleges and universities),any local government or local school division or local constitutional officer based on sex, age, national origin, race, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation. (HB815)

Patron: Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that would prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination based on sexual orientation. (HB883)

Patron: Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Same-sex marriages; civil unions. (HB939)

Patron: Del. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that would repeal statutory limitations on the freedom to marry including laws prohibiting recognition of marriages solemnized in other states or solemnization of marriages or recognition of civil unions or domestic partnerships in Virginia.

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Constitutional amendment; marriage (first reference). (HJ3)

Patron: Del. Joe Morrissey (D-Highland Springs)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports the repeal of the amendment to the Virginia bill of rights that limits the freedom of Virginians to marry the person they love and prohibits any recognition of a relationship between two people other than a marriage between a man and a woman.

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Constitutional amendment; marriage (first reference). (HJ11)

Patron: Del. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports the repeal of the amendment to the Virginia bill of rights that limits the freedom of Virginians to marry the person they love and prohibits any recognition of a relationship between two people other than a marriage between a man and a woman.

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Sodomy; crimes against nature, clarifies provisions of clause, penalty. (SB14)

Patron: Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)
Status: passed

The ACLU of Virginia supports repeal of Virginia's unconstitutional "crimes against nature" law that criminalizes oral and anal sex even in private between two consenting adults. This proposal to amend the law to make it constitutional fails to eliminate discrimination in the law that continues to make oral and anal sex a felony in many cases while intercourse in the same circumstances is a misdemeanor.

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Discrimination; prohibited in state employment. (SB248)

Patron: Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would codify for the first time a legislative policy against workplace discrimination against state employees. The bill would prohibit discrimination by any state agency (including colleges and universities) based on sex, age, national origin, race, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Adoption; person other than spouse of a parent may adopt child. (SB336)

Patron: Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill that will help assure all children the security of two loving parents. Currently, Virginia only allows single people and different sex married couples to adopt the same child, denying same sex couples the right to adopt the same child and the child the right to two loving parents who will be legally and lovingly committed to look after their welfare, financial and otherwise.

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Constitutional amendment; marriage (first reference). (SJ1)

Patron: Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports the repeal of the amendment to the Virginia bill of rights that limits the freedom of Virginians to marry the person they love and prohibits any recognition of a relationship between two people other than a marriage between a man and a woman.

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Constitutional amendment; marriage (first reference). (SJ5)

Patron: Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)
Status: failed committee

The ACLU of Virginia supports the repeal of the amendment to the Virginia bill of rights that limits the freedom of Virginians to marry the person they love and prohibits any recognition of a relationship between two people other than a marriage between a man and a woman.

One person has commented on this bill »