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SB 747 - Prohibits Discrimination in State Employment Based on Sexual Orientation - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Discrimination in State Employment Based on Sexual Orientation

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the Code of Virginia relating to employment discrimination.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that employment discrimination is prohibited based on the following (Sec. 1):
    • Race;
    • Color;
    • Religion;
    • National origin;
    • Sex;
    • Pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions;
    • Age;
    • Marital status;
    • Disability;
    • Sexual orientation; and
    • Status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran.
  • Defines "sexual orientation" as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression, and does not include any person's attraction toward a person in which the sexual conduct would be illegal due to the age of the parties (Sec. 1).
  • Expands upon the types of grievances that qualify for a grievance hearing including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Sex;
    • Pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions;
    • Marital status;
    • Sexual orientation; or
    • Status as a special disabled veteran or veteran.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Discrimination in State Employment Based on Sexual Orientation

Sponsors

  • Aston Donald McEachin (VA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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