The Republican-controlled House Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process Subcommittee defeated Sen. Donald McEachin’s (D-Henrico County) legislation that would have banned discrimination in the state employment based on sexual orientation.
On a 24-16 vote Friday the Virginia Senate passed landmark employment protections for LGBT Virginians in state government. There are currently no protections in law for LGBT citizens who are discriminated against on the job in Virginia government.
State Sen. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) and State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) announced on Thursday that they are co-patrons of a bill to add non-discrimination protections for state employees. Senate Bill 701 protects state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in addition to current federal standards. “This is about fairness,” [...]
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Story by Chris Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Gov. Bob McDonnell today issued an executive directive clarifying his administration’s position on employment discrimination that makes it clear that discrimination “based on factors such as one’s sexual orientation or parental status” will not be tolerated. “Discrimination based on factors such as one’s sexual orientation or parental status violates [...]