Public employment and housing; prohibited discrimination, sexual orientation or gender identity. (HB23)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited discrimination in public employment and housing; sexual orientation or gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibitions on discrimination in 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. Additionally, the bill 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." This bill 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 20100480D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB23)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1663-Sickles)
01/28/2020Incorporated by General Laws (HB1663-Sickles)