Teen Added to North Carolina LGBT Law’s Challenge After Ruling ABC News • April 21, 2016 A transgender high school student joined a lawsuit Thursday challenging a law that limits protections for LGBT people, just days after a federal appeals court sided with a transgender student in a Virginia case. Read more here.
Virginia Nondiscrimination Bill Discriminates, Passes House of Delegates Law Street Media • February 18, 2016 The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday to grant protections for private businesses holding religious views that refuse service to gay and transgender individuals, along with individuals who have sex outside of marriage. But House Bill 773, titled the Government Non-Discrimination Act
Virginia House committee kills two anti-LGBT bills Washington Post • February 10, 2016 Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed two bills that critics contend would have allowed anti-LGBT discrimination. Members of the Virginia House of Delegates General Laws Committee tabled House Bill 781, which would have required people to use restrooms in schools and public buildings that correspon
Virginia Senate committee approves nondiscrimination bills Metro Weekly • January 27, 2016 A Virginia Senate committee approved two measures that would prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in public employment and in housing in the commonwealth, with both bills earning bipartisan support as they head for a floor vote later this week. The Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology approv
Virginia legislator compares being gay to cancer as ex-gay therapy bill voted down in Senate subcommittee GayRVA.com • January 26, 2016 Two bills hoping to ban conversion therapy on minors were all but killed in a Virginia Senate subcommittee today, but not before a Senator compared the practice, widely condemned by healthcare organizations around the world, to a doctor treating cancer. “If I have a child who has cancer, there’s
LGBT anti-discrimination bills advance in Virginia Senate committee Richmond Times-Dispatch • January 25, 2016 Two bills aimed at prohibiting discrimination against LGBT Virginians in public employment and in housing cleared the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology on Monday on bipartisan votes. Sponsored by Sens. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, and A. Donald McEachin, D-Henrico, Senate Bill 12 would
Bill seeking ‘conversion therapy’ ban dies in Virginia Senate committee Washington Blade • January 22, 2016 A Virginia Senate committee on Thursday struck down a bill that would have banned “conversion therapy” to minors in the commonwealth. Members of the Senate Education and Health Committee by a 7-8 vote margin tabled Senate Bill 988 that state Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) introduced on Jan. 12
Lawsuit: Fairfax, Virginia LGBT nondiscrimination policy is unlawful Metro Weekly • December 31, 2015 Several Fairfax County residents have filed a lawsuit against the Fairfax County School Board, alleging that the board’s decision to amend its nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression is unlawful and violates Virginia law. The lawsuit has bee
Virginia governor promises to veto proposed religious freedom bills targeting same-sex marriages GayRVA • December 18, 2015 In an email sent to GayRVA, a spokesperson for Governor Terry McAuliffe (top image left) said he would veto two new bills aiming to expand religious freedoms in Virginia. “Governor McAuliffe believes legislation like this would send the wrong message to people around the globe about the climate V
Will Virginia Follow Indiana With Its Own Religious Freedom Bill? Potomac Local • April 13, 2015 As Indiana moves forward with implementing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Virginia may follow suit in the upcoming legislative session, which could have an impact on the state’s business climate. Read more here.