Republican Warns Religious Rights Could be Threatened as LGBT Bill Flies Through VA Legislature

The Commonwealth of Virginia could become the first southern state to ban LGBT discrimination.

The Washington Post reports several pieces of legislation regarding LGBT rights including banning discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations like restaurants, made it through both the Virginia House and Senate on Thursday.

The proposed measures would also expand Virginia’s civil rights protections to restaurants and stores. They would also include all racial minorities, women and religious groups.

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