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;
-Sexual orientation; or
-Status as a special disabled veteran or veteran.