Va. Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices, sexual orientation and gender, etc. (HB3)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)


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." This bill was incorporated into HB 1663. Read the Bill »


01/28/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100744D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB3)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1663-Sickles)
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB3)
01/28/2020Incorporated by General Laws (HB1663-Sickles)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB66 and HB217.


Ron Q writes:

This seems to possibly limit one's religious beliefs and spiritual beliefs when it seems no proven need for this remedy exists. Are there
rampant examples of such discrimination leading to problems? I am against the bill.

JoAnne Norton writes:

I think there is discrrimination. And if this lawmaker has submitted this bill, I think she found good basis for it.