Discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. (HB401)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), and Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill codifies existing prohibited discrimination in public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran and adds discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101020D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB401)
02/07/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in General Laws


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia laws prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.