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Tuesday, 09 March 2010 15:09

Everything You Need To Know About LGBTQ Rights In Virginia

LGBT rights in Virginia.

LGBTQ rights in Virginia have come a long way, but there is still progress to be made. This article seeks to highlight the major advances that have been made in LGBTQ rights in Virginia in recent years, while also noting the challenges that remain.

Despite recent progress, there are still challenges ahead when it comes to protecting LGBTQ rights in Virginia. Many civil rights issues remain unresolved, such as access to safe housing for trans people and other members of the community. Additionally, there are also gaps in legal protections--for example, while there are certain anti-discrimination laws in place, they do not cover all areas or aspects of life.

As such, it is clear that Virginia still has a long way to go before full legal equality is achieved for its LGBTQ+ citizens. However, the fact remains that progress is being made and that efforts continue to be put in place in order ensure that all Virginians can live with dignity and respect regardless of who they are or whom they love. This article aims to highlight these advancements as well as discuss any remaining challenges so that we can continue working towards true equality for everyone who calls Virginia home.

What Is The Current Statues Of LGBTQ Rights In Virginia?

  • Same-Sex Marriage Ban Won’t Be Removed From Virginia Constitution

Despite the House rejected an amendment to remove the same-sex marriage ban from Virginia’s constitution, many are hopeful that this will change in the future.

Click this link to see why same-sex marriage is not legal in Virginia >>

  • Loudoun County School Board Passes Major Inclusive Policy

The Loudoun County School Board passed a major inclusive policy. The goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. This policy update comes at a time when many states and school districts are struggling with how to best support LGBTQ+ students. The Loudoun County School Board's decision to protect students from LGBT discrimination and harassment is an important step in creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.

Click here to learn more about this inclusive policy! >>

  • Attempt to Remove Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Passes Important Milestones 

The constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples has been in place since voters approval in 2006. An attempt to remove this ban has been introduced in the state.

See how the vote went to repeal the marriage equality ban in Virginia House and Senate >>

 

On the other hand, it's hit or miss in Michigan.

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