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


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.  
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Virginia Speaker of the House Kills Pro-LGBT Legislation

February 8, 2018, 4:10 pm Lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Delegates today summarily killed four bills that would have ensured more equal treatment under the law for LGBTQ people across the Commonwealth.
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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.
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Virginia Senate Approves Pro-LGBT Legislation

January 26, 2018, 4:02 pm Today the Virginia Senate approved SB 423 and SB 202, landmark legislation protecting LGBT Virginians in public employment and housing.
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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.
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Virginia Senate Committee Advances Two Non-Discrimination Bills, Building Momentum for Statewide Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 23, 2018, 12:31 pm Late Monday afternoon, the Virginia Senate General Laws Committee approved two bills that would prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in both housing and public employment.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Campaigns Launched and Bills Introduced

By Shane Stahl • January 19, 2018, 5:37 pm Legislative news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination dominated the week, with support growing for comprehensive non-discrimination legislation in Ohio, and campaigns to pass such legislation announcing their official launches in Florida and New Hampshire.
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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ State Workers and Contractors

By Shane Stahl • January 17, 2018, 11:24 am Governor Ralph Northam signed several executive orders after his inauguration, including an update to non-discrimination protections for state employees and contractors.
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Transgender Candidates And Allies Win Big in Tuesday Elections

By Shane Stahl • November 8, 2017, 12:55 pm "From coast to coast, Americans rejected divisive and discriminatory rhetoric about what it means to be transgender. Instead, they looked at transgender candidates as their fellow neighbors, they listened to their proposals for improving local communities, and they voted accordingly."
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Transgender Americans Win Historic Victories from Coast to Coast on Election Night 2017

November 8, 2017, 12:28 pm Transgender Americans won historic races in Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, and California last night -- delivering a rebuke not just to President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ agenda, but to state lawmakers who have doggedly pursued anti-transgender legislation in recent years.
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Republican Congressman Adds Bipartisan Momentum to LGBT Non-Discrimination in Congress

By Adam Polaski • May 31, 2017, 10:42 am His co-sponsorship signals continued bipartisan momentum in Congress for the passage of comprehensive LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.