|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Local human rights ordinances; sexual orientation and gender identity.
Provides that localities may prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, and education on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Patrons-- Roem, Levine, Convirs-Fowler, Hope, Kory, Rasoul, Samirah and Sickles
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 15.2-965 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 15.2-965. Human rights ordinances and commissions.
A. Any locality may enact an ordinance, not inconsistent with
nor more stringent than any applicable state law, prohibiting discrimination in
housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, and education on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical
conditions, national origin, age, marital status,
disability, sexual orientation, or gender
B. The locality may enact an ordinance establishing a local commission on human rights which shall have the powers and duties granted by the Virginia Human Rights Act (� 2.2-3900 et seq.).
C. As used in this section:
"Gender identity" means the gender-related identity, appearance, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, without regard to the individuals designated sex at birth.
"Sexual orientation" means a persons actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, or homosexuality.
|01/21/2020||House||House: Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104504D|
|01/06/2020||House||House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns|