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    EMPLOYMENT: Virginia Values Act—Employment & Public Accommodation Discrimination Against LGBT

    Posted by April Wimberley on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

    The Lawletter Vol 45 No 2

    April Wimberley—Senior Attorney, National Legal Research Group

         Virginia is poised to become the first Southern state to prohibit discrimination based on a person's "sexual orientation" or "gender identity." The Virginia Values Act ("VVA") was passed by the General Assembly on February 26, 2020 and is expected to be signed by Governor Ralph Northam. The bill will have a significant impact on the law governing discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, banking, and education, and it creates a new cause of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations.

         The VVA will amend several existing statutes to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    Topics: unlawful employment discrimination, April Wimberley, Virginia Values Act, public accommodation discrimination, LGBT

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