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

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), and Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination; sexual orientation. Adds discrimination based on sexual orientation as an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. The bill defines "sexual orientation" as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. "Sexual orientation" does not include sexually deviant disorders (paraphilias) as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2014Committee
01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102903D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB883)
01/22/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/23/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in General Laws

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB418.

Comments

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

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

VHC Admin writes:

VHC supports this bill. It is unacceptable to allow Virginians to be denied housing based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

VHC Admin writes:

VHC supports this bill. It is unacceptable to allow housing discrimination based on sexual orientation in Virginia.