Today is a historic day in Virginia.
Today, the Virginia Values Act — a comprehensive bipartisan law that expands non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and adds all-new protections in employment and public accommodations for all Virginians — takes effect in Virginia.
Today, roughly 257,400 LGBTQ people in Virginia — people of color, people of faith, immigrants, women and more — are protected from discrimination at work and in their communities. And that is not all.
In addition to the Virgina Values Act, a historic slate of pro-LGBTQ laws also takes effect in the commonwealth today: A law banning the practice of so-called conversion therapy.
A law adding a non-binary gender marker option on state driver’s licenses and IDs for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming Virginians.
A law prohibiting a health insurance carrier from denying or limiting coverage to a transgender individual. A law ensuring public schools provide an equal learning environment to transgender students A law repealing the ban of same-sex marriage in Virginia’s code. A law allowing cities and counties to pass their own non-discrimination ordinances. A law updating Virginia’s code to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Laws updating Virginia’s hate […]
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