Discrimination; ordinances or regulations prohibiting. (HB385)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

Progress

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

Description

Discrimination; ordinances or regulations prohibiting. Prohibits any political subdivision of the Commonwealth, including a locality or school board, from enacting an ordinance or adopting a regulation prohibiting discrimination on any basis other than race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, marital status, or disability. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103413D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/03/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #4
02/03/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/09/2016Reported from General Laws (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws (10-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 20 seconds.

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly opposes this bill. This bill is a thinly veiled attempt to prohibit local governments and school boards from protecting their employees, residents, and students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It is sad to see the number of bills introduced this session targeted at ensuring that schools and other governmental agencies can purposely discriminate against transgender adults and children in Virginia. At a time when we should be working to end discrimination against all LGBT Virginians, and in a state where the overwhelming majority of Virginians agree that such discrimination should end, these bills are nothing more than ineffective, mean-spirited efforts to deny LGBT people in Virginia their constitutional and human rights.

Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Equality Virginia opposes this bill.

ACLU-VA Legislative Agenda, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly opposes this bill. This bill is a thinly veiled attempt to prohibit local governments and school boards from protecting their employees, residents, and students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It is sad to see the number of bills introduced this session targeted at ensuring that schools and other governmental agencies can purposely discriminate against transgender adults and children in Virginia. At a time when we should be working to end discrimination against all LGBT Virginians, and in a state where the overwhelming majority of Virginians agree that such discrimination should end, these bills are nothing more than ineffective, mean-spirited efforts to deny LGBT people in Virginia their constitutional and human rights.

Andi Sanchez writes:

Hi im Andi, what are your current actions to ensure that this bill should not be passed, i believe that everyone has the right to be who they want to be and love who they want to love. Thank you and please make a difference.
I am the voice of my generation
Yours Truly
Andi

Lucy Feilds writes:

Hi my name is Lucy Feilds and I am writing an essay about this is exact bill. I strongly agree with everything you said. I would love to know what you're actions to this bill will be. A lot of people in my class agree that it is wrong to discriminate against LGBT.