Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. (SB423)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


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 defines sexual orientation and gender identity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100962D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB423)
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB423)
01/22/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2018Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
03/06/2018Left in General Laws

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1547.


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

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the Virginia Fair Housing law prohibitions against discrimination.

Mangold writes:

Housing is the gateway to opportunity. Without housing, one is struggling to meet basic needs. No one should be denied the right to safety and housing for any reason. I support this bill.