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.
Establishes that employment discrimination is prohibited based on the following (Sec. 1):
Pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions;
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):
Pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions;