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

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The Last Five Years: Marriage Equality, Other Milestones, and The Ones We Have Yet to Pass

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2020, 10:06 am Five years ago today, marriage equality became the law of the land when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges—a watershed moment in American history. Read our reflection on this anniversary—and the work still to be done to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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VICTORY: Virginia Becomes 21st State to Fully Protect LGBTQ People From Discrimination

April 11, 2020, 4:15 pm Today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Values Act into law, making Virginia the 21st state – and the first Southern state – with comprehensive and explicit protections for LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public places.
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After Virginia, 1 thing you can do to help win LGBTQ protections nationwide

By Megan Clayton • April 11, 2020, 1:56 pm Moments ago, Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Values Act, making Virginia the 21st state, and the first state in the South, to fully protect LGBTQ people from discrimination!
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VICTORY: Bipartisan Virginia Legislators Pass LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill

February 6, 2020, 2:36 pm Today the Virginia Values Act (SB 868 and HB 1663) passed its third and final readings in both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, paving the way for Virginia to become the 21st state -- and the first Southern state in the U.S. -- to update its law to explicitly provide comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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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.
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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).
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Republican and Co-chair of Virginia Beach for Fairness: A Chance to Stand for Equality

Pilot Online • January 31, 2019, 10:34 am I BELIEVE that every person in Virginia should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and be free from any form of discrimination.
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TOMORROW: Virginia House Committee Takes Up LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

January 30, 2019, 2:18 pm Bipartisan bills to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination will be heard January 31st by House General Laws committee in Virginia.
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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.
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Virginia Lawmakers Advance LGBTQ Protections

January 15, 2019, 8:17 am Efforts to secure LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in Virginia are advancing with bipartisan support.
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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.
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‘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.
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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.
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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.
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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.