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


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VA Governor Vetoes 2 Anti-LGBT Bills That Would Have Given Businesses & Officials A License to Discriminate

By Megan Clayton • March 23, 2017, 4:32 pm Today Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe added to his long record of supporting LGBT non-discrimination by vetoing two bills—House Bill 2025 and Senate Bill 1324—that purported to protect religious freedom, but in reality were merely a smokescreen for discrimination.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Several Anti-LGBT Bills Are Withdrawn While More Positive Legislation is Filed

By Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017, 5:12 pm Every Friday of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these six states:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Jacksonville Steps Closer to LGBT Protections, While Some States Defeat Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 5:35 pm Every Friday of this year's legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these eight states:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Contractors from Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • January 5, 2017, 11:52 am Great news today out of Virginia, where Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed an expanded LGBT-inclusive executive order prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in state contractors and subcontractors.
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Federal Court Orders Virginia School Board to Allow Transgender Boy to Use Boy’s Restroom

By Adam Polaski • June 23, 2016, 4:41 pm Today, a federal district court ruled that a transgender boy must be permitted to use the boy's restroom, just like all other boys at his school.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: National Outrage in North Carolina as Advocates Claim Victories in Two States

By Adam Polaski • April 4, 2016, 2:03 pm Last week the movement to win LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination took two big jumps forward when governors in two states rejected bills that would have enforced broad discrimination against LGBT people.
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Victory in Virginia: Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Religion to Be Used as an Excuse to Discriminate

By Adam Polaski • March 30, 2016, 10:50 am "We need only look at the damage these types of laws are doing in other states to understand the harm this bill could bring to our Commonwealth and its economy." – Governor McAuliffe
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: All Eyes on Georgia with Anti-LGBT Bill 1 Signature from Law

By Adam Polaski • March 19, 2016, 9:46 am This week anti-LGBT legislation advanced in states across the country – but nowhere is a bill more extreme or closer to becoming law than in Georgia, where HB 757, a very broad religious exemption bill cobbled together from several anti-LGBT bills, was shoved through the legislature unexpectedly on Wednesday.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: As the Nation Pushes Back, Lawmakers Quietly Abandon Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 26, 2016, 5:03 pm While we took big steps forward in defeating anti-LGBT measures this week, however, several heinous bills are dangerously close to becoming law. Here's a look:
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Virginia and Georgia Lawmakers Advance Bills Allowing for Broad Discrimination Against LGBT People

By Adam Polaski • February 17, 2016, 9:06 am Freedom for All Americans calls on elected officials in Virginia, Georgia, and South Dakota to reject these discriminatory bills that single out LGBT people and others for harm.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: With Anti-LGBT Bills Advancing, Here’s How We’re Pushing Back

By Adam Polaski • February 13, 2016, 12:06 pm This week, several anti-LGBT bills advanced – and momentum continued to build as fair-minded Americans voiced clear commitment to the fight.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Where Pro-LGBT Bills and Discriminatory Legislation Advanced

By Adam Polaski • February 4, 2016, 3:31 pm We're in the middle of legislative sessions in nearly every state in the country – and as legislators debate vital issues for their local communities, LGBT issues and bills related to non-discrimination protections have emerged as significant priorities.