VIRGINIA: Non-Discrimination Bill Clears Final Hurdle

The Washington Blade reports:

A bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia’s nondiscrimination law cleared its final legislative hurdle on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 868, which state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) introduced, passed in the Virginia House of Delegates. State Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax County) introduced a version of the Virginia Values Act in his chamber.

Virginia will become the first Southern state to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its statewide nondiscrimination law once Gov. Ralph Northam signs it.