At the Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner, GayRVA.com reported via Twitter about Mayor Dwight Jones’ announcement. The mayor issued an executive order with a zero tolerance policy for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity within any City of Richmond agency.
Read the full text of the Mayor’s Executive Directive.
In the state of Virginia, it is currently legal to deny housing to individuals or couples because they are LGBTQ. Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) hopes to change that with House Bill 1454, which would make discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation and gender identity illegal. As it stands, neither federal nor state housing laws [...]