Public contracts; gender identity, civil liability. (HB1667)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

Progress

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

Description

Public contracts; civil liability; gender identity; sexual orientation. Prohibits agencies of the Commonwealth and other public bodies from requiring any contractor entering into a public contract to agree to additional nondiscrimination provisions with respect to gender identity or sexual orientation. The bill also provides civil immunity for any business or nonprofit organization that does not provide any benefit or accommodation with respect to gender identity or sexual orientation. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/05/2017Committee
01/05/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103144D
01/05/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1667)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in General Laws

Comments

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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly opposes House Bill 1667 that authorizes discrimination by all public contractors and immunizes all private companies and non-profit organizations and their employees from liability for discriminating against and denying benefits or services to people based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly opposes House Bill 1667 that authorizes discrimination by all public contractors and immunizes all private companies and non-profit organizations and their employees from liability for discriminating against and denying benefits or services to people based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Victoria Esarey writes:

I find this bill offensive. I don't want to be offered legal opportunity for dissing my fellow Virginians, nor do I want to be in the presence of those actively and legally discriminating against others who would have no means of protest.