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HB 2011 Discrimination; separation of the sexes.

Introduced by: Robert G. Marshall | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Discrimination; separation of the sexes. Provides that recognition by any entity of the inherent differences between males and females, including the biological characteristics or qualities that distinguish an individual as either male or female as determined at birth, and the mere separation of the sexes by such entity based on such differences shall not constitute discrimination, provided that such separation is consistent with Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of Virginia. The bill also provides that any local ordinance that likewise recognizes such inherent differences does not constitute discrimination. The bill permits local school boards to enact policies prohibiting discrimination in education based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, marital status, or disability, provided that a policy that recognizes the inherent differences between males and females and the mere separation of the sexes by such policy based on such differences shall not constitute discrimination, provided that such separation is consistent with Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of Virginia.


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