Public employment; prohibits discrimination. (HB2021)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)

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, political affiliation, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other reason except reasons related to skills, knowledge, or ability. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2013Committee
01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100163D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2021)
01/22/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/05/2013Left in General Laws

Comments

Equality Virginia writes:

Equality Virginia supports enumerated non-discrimination policies that are fully inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.

Tim writes:

This bill doesn't even include sexual orientation. It basically leaves the LGBT community hanging and doesn't do anything, where is the prohibition of discrimination that is based on sexual orientation?

Frank writes:

Vague...why do they just not say..sexual orientation and gender identity? Is this the new way of getting orientation and gender identity included..?? If it works...go for it! I doubt it will get off the ground..."or any other reason.." can cover a lot of other areas. Don't hold your breath on this.

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU strongly supports SB 701 which is an inclusive bill that prohibits discrimination against all LGBT public employees. It is monitoring this bill that does not include explicit protections against discrimination based on gender identity and expression.