Entry #1355: LGBT employment discrimination in Virginia

Current Version

IssueLGBT employment discrimination
StatusNo protections
Start DateJan 11, 2014
End DateJul 1, 2020
DescriptionIn Virginia public-sector jobs, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are made illegal by executive order. There are no state protections for private sector employees, and the attorney general has released an opinion stating that localities that have instituted protective policies are outside of their legislative powers.
Sourceshttps://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=2561 http://www.openvirginialaw.com/docs/2002-OpVaAttyGen%28AnnRept%29.pdf
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Virginia Values Act, 2020, SB868 - prohibits discrimination in employment, credit, housing, public accommodations"

Revision History (2)

Revision by tsusamu

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date(NONE)Jul 1, 2020

Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
Value(REMOVED)No protections
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
Reports (2)
  • Newer law has been passed "Virginia Values Act 2/20/2020 “Prohibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia Human Rights Act.“"
  • Status is not correct "as of 2/7/20, legislation passed to protect LGBT people from discrimination in hiring as well as housing"

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