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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

LGBT Protections Bill Clears Virginia Senate

02/07/2020 | On Top Magazine

A bill that seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared the Virginia Senate on Thursday. The Virginia Values Act cleared the Senate with a 30-9 vote. The bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Adam Ebbin, a Democrat from Alexandria who is openly gay. The House of Delegates on Wednesday approved its version of the Virginia Values Act introduced by Democratic Delegate Mark Sickles, who is gay. The legislation cleared the House with a 59-39 vote. The two bills must be reconciled before final legislation is sent to Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, who has said he will sign it into law.

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