Virginia Human Rights Act; prohibited discrimination, sexual orientation and gender identity. (HB21)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Human Rights Act; prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also creates a cause of action if any person employed by an employer who employs more than five but fewer than 15 persons is discharged by such employer on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill defines "sexual orientation" and "gender identity." The bill contains technical amendments and was incorporated into HB 1663. Read the Bill »


01/28/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100463D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB21)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1663-Sickles)
01/28/2020Incorporated by General Laws (HB1663-Sickles)