Bill Protecting LGBT State Employees Killed By Virginia Lawmakers

virginia statehouseA Virginia bill that would have protected LGBT state employees from discrimination, was tabled in the House General Laws Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process Subcommittee, thereby killing for the remainder of this legislative session.

Introduced by Senators Donald McEachin and Adam Ebbin, SB 701 passed in the state Senate last month. According to polls, 90% of Virginians believe gay and lesbian workers should be protected.

“It’s outrageous that a few state Delegates refuse to ensure Virginia law reflects the basic tenet of fairness and provide workplace protections for all Virginians,” said Progress VA director Anna Scholl, executive director of ProgressVA, said.  “No citizen should fear the loss of their livelihood because of who they are and who they love.”