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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Old Dominion State.


Press Release

Freedom For All Americans’ Statement on Virginia Elections

November 6, 2019, 10:09 am This morning, Freedom For All Americans Incoming CEO and National Campaign Director Kasey Suffredini released the following statement on last night's election in Virginia.
Press Release

LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bills Killed by Virginia House Leadership

January 31, 2019, 4:28 pm For the second year in a row, Virginia’s Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox killed two bipartisan pieces of legislation that would have protected LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing (HB 2677) and public employment (HB 2067).
Press Release

Virginia Senate Passes LGBTQ Protections with Bipartisan Support

January 18, 2019, 11:41 am For the fourth consecutive year, two bipartisan bills to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination passed the Virginia Senate.
Blog Post

Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Blog Post

‘Virginia Beach for Fairness’ Coalition Launches to Fight for Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections in VA

By Shane Stahl • July 18, 2018, 1:38 pm Campaign working to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections in 2019.
Blog Post

Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
Blog Post

This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Prepares to Celebrate and a Win For Gavin Grimm Among Highlights in Positive Week

By Shane Stahl • May 25, 2018, 1:15 pm A key victory for Gavin Grimm and momentum forward in Michigan's new interpretation of sex discrimination laws lead a week of good news for the nondiscrimination movement for the week of May 20.
Blog Post

Blockbuster Week for Transgender Students: Big Developments in Cases Involving Dignity & Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2018, 12:13 pm This week wraps up one of the busiest weeks of litigation ever in the ongoing fight in the courts to secure LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections – and increase understanding among more Americans on what it means to be transgender.
Blog Post

VICTORY IN COURT: Federal Judge Sides with Gavin Grimm in Case of Anti-Transgender Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • May 23, 2018, 11:14 am A ruling on May 22 from a district court in Virginia found that Gavin Grimm, a transgender male student formerly of Gloucester School District, had good standing to pursue his discrimination case after being banned from using the boys' restroom in his school.
Blog Post

This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Hampshire One Step Closer to Full Equality, But Bad News in VA and WV

By Shane Stahl • March 2, 2018, 3:26 pm Fights heat up in Georgia and New Hampshire, West Virginia defeats a bad bill, and Virginia kills a nondiscrimination amendment this week in nondiscrimination.
Blog Post

This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
Blog Post

Virginia Subcommittee Follows Lead of Speaker of the House, Blocking Pro-LGBTQ Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 8, 2018, 4:52 pm Several of the bills dismissed today enjoyed bipartisan support in Richmond and had easily cleared the State Senate. But yesterday, House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) moved swiftly and with little public notice to kill the bills in subcommittee.  
Blog Post

Local Steps Forward: Support for Non-Discrimination Ordinances and School Policies Grow

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 2:06 pm A roundup of the most significant local steps forward regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination from January, 2018.
Blog Post

This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legal Action in Florida and Missouri, Virginia Moves Forward, and #TransBillNH Picks Up Steam

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 3:46 pm A roundup of all the news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination for the week of January 21.
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Historic Vote in Virginia State Senate Advances Non-Discrimination Legislation One Step Closer to Passage

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 1:32 pm In a historic vote, the Virginia State Senate has passed legislation updating state law to protect LGBTQ Virginians in both public employment and housing.