Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination, sexual orientation or gender identity. (SB917)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill also defines sexual orientation and gender identity. Amends § 36-96.1, § 36-96.4, § 55-248.47, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101065D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB917)
01/19/2015Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that would end discrimination in housing against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians.