Augusta Free Press

House Republicans vote to keep discriminating against LGBT Virginians

This afternoon, the Republican-dominated General Laws Subcommittee #4 passed two measures that codify discriminatory practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Discrimination is discrimination, plain and simple. Treating a certain demographic differently than the rest of society creates a group of second-class citizens that are not equally protected in the eyes of the law,” said Delegate Lashrecse Aird (63rd – Petersburg), who is a member of the General Laws Subcommittee #4. “The Subcommittee today told the LGBT community that they are second-class citizens and aren’t worth the same securities as the rest of us.”