Discrimination; prohibited in employment and housing. (HB913)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Prohibited discrimination in employment and housing. Prohibits discrimination in private or public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill also adds discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. The bill defines "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." The bill also conforms various provisions prohibiting discrimination in public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, or disability. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102226D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB913)
02/03/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #4
02/03/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in General Laws

Comments

Equality Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Equality Virginia supports this bill.

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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill. This bill would prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and prohibit small businesses under 15 employees from discharging someone because they are LGBT. The bill also adds discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. The bill defines "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." The bill also conforms various provisions prohibiting discrimination in public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, or disability.

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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill. This bill would prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and prohibit small businesses under 15 employees from discharging someone because they are LGBT. The bill also adds discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. The bill defines "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." The bill also conforms various provisions prohibiting discrimination in public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, or disability.