VA Senate Rejects Anti-LGBT “Religious Freedom” Bill

The Hill reports:

Virginia law under the bill would have been amended to exempt “any place of accommodation owned by or operated on behalf of a religious corporation, association, or society from the nondiscrimination of accommodation provisions of the Virginia Human Rights Act,” according to a description of the bill.

Introduced in January by Rep. Les Adams (R), the bill had also argued that nothing in the Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits a religious or religious-affiliated organization “from taking any action to promote the religious principles for which it is established or maintained.” It was passed by Virginia’s House of Delegates late last week.

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