Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (SB159)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. 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. This bill was incorporated into SB 868. Read the Bill »


01/29/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102892D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB159)
01/29/2020Incorporated by General Laws and Technology (SB868-Ebbin) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)