Va. Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices, sexual orientation and gender, etc. (SB66)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


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 SB 868. Read the Bill »


01/29/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/22/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101054D
11/22/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB66)
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB66)
01/29/2020Incorporated by General Laws and Technology (SB868-Ebbin) (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB3 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.