Last year, Senator Donald McEachin introduced legislation to protect Virginia state employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation in the workplace. Although the bill passed the Senate, with every Democrat voting in support of it, it was defeated in the House of Delegates.
Sen. McEachin plans to introduce the bill again to protect Virginians from discrimination and is asking for citizen support.
In an e-mail from Sen. McEachin: I am writing you today to ask you to be a citizen sponsor of my non-discrimination legislation, Senate Bill 747.
My goal is to take the voices of thousands of people with me to the General Assembly, thousands of people who say that Virginians deserve these protections. I believe that when we show the legislators and the governor the overwhelming support for this bill, we have a chance to make them listen.
Join me in this important battle and become a citizen-sponsor of this critical and necessary legislation…
Please sign today! The General Assembly Session starts in a few short weeks and it is imperative that we get as many citizen-sponsors as possible…
Please know that I will never give up this fight! I will be there until no Virginian fears discrimination in the workplace because of his or her sexual orientation. With your help, this can be the year that we change Virginia and make it a better and fairer place for all of us. Thank you.
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 [...]