Virginia Senate Votes To Ban Anti-Gay Discrimination For Govt. Employees
Written by Instinct Staff |
Friday, 25 January 2013
|Tags: virginia, state senate, employment discrimination, anti-gay discrimination, ban|
Gay state employees in Virginia have reason to celebrate!
Today the state Senate passed legislation prohibiting the state government from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation.
More after the jump.
The Associated Press writes:
"The Senate has passed a measure to prohibit state government from discriminating against employees because of their sexual orientation.
The bill passed out of the Senate on a 24-16 vote today. The move was applauded by Equality Virginia, a gay-rights organization. U.S. Sen. and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner also commended the move.
The proposal has won Senate approval in previous years but has never made it through the Republican-controlled House of Delegates."
The legislation faces a battle in the state's House of Delegates, but we're happy to see the state Senate working to protect gay employees.
Any insight into how things will go in the House, Instincters?