Human Rights Act; adds sexual orientation, etc., to safeguards for all individuals in State. (HB1755)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Human Rights Act; policy of the Commonwealth.  Adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the safeguards for all individuals in the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination. The bill defines sexual orientation and gender identity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101468D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1755)
01/17/2011Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/01/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2046-Ebbin)
02/08/2011Left in General Laws


Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill makes clear that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is against the public policy of the Commonwealth. Equality Virginia supports this bill.

People of Faith for Equality in Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Full Support (a primary focus for this session with a chance of passing)