Virginia Human Rights Act; prohibits discrimination employment based on sexual orientation. (HB977)

Introduced By

Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Human Rights Act; prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation. Prohibits discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation. The bill defines "sexual orientation" as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. The bill expressly provides that "sexual orientation" shall not include any person's attraction towards persons with whom sexual conduct would be illegal due to the age of the parties. the bill also codifies existing prohibited discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102249D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB977)
02/03/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB613-LeMunyon)
02/14/2012Left in General Laws