Public employment; prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, etc. (HB692)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public employment; nondiscrimination.  Prohibits discrimination in public employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, political affiliation, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2012Committee
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102301D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB692)
02/03/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB613-LeMunyon)
02/14/2012Left in General Laws

Comments

Robyn E. Deane writes:

If the list of protected groups is going to be lengthened, then it should include 'Gender Identity.'

I would, however, prefer a law that identifies those rare instances where discrimination is prudent and necessarily acceptable.

Respectfully submitted,

Robyn Deane