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.”


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  • viveutvivas

    Virginia lawmakers killed LGBT state employees!? It’s worse than I thought.

  • Billysees

    @viveutvivas: 1

    That’s really what happened.

    Dems have their foot on the gas and Repubs have their foot on the brake.

    Too many conservatives are too satisfied with just standing still and not moving forward with good ideas and good things for the community.

    The NT says to, “forget the things that are behind”.

    Folks don’t hear that good advice and keep pushing on the break pedal too hard.

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