Virginia Bill Would Prevent Local Governments From Enacting LGBT Anti-Discrimination Measures

A Virginia delegate has introduced a bill that would prohibit school boards and other local governments in the state from establishing anti-discrimination measures for sexual orientation and gender identity.

From Washington Blade:

House Bill 385, which state Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William County) introduced on Wednesday, would specifically prohibit “any political subdivision of the commonwealth, including a locality or school board, from enacting an ordinance or adopting a regulation prohibiting discrimination on any basis other than race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, marital status or disability.”

Virginia’s statewide anti-discrimination law does not include sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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