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HB 1005 VA Human Rights Act; public employment, public accommodation, & housing, prohibited discrimination.

Introduced by: Mark H. Levine | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Virginia Human Rights Act; public employment, public accommodation, and housing; prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation. Prohibits discrimination in employment and public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation. The bill defines "sexual orientation" as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. The bill expressly provides that "sexual orientation" does not include any person's attraction toward persons with whom sexual conduct would be illegal due to the age of the parties. The bill also codifies existing prohibited discrimination in public employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. The bill also adds discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory housing practice. The bill contains technical amendments.


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