Sunday, February 15, 2015

Virginia tables bill protecting state employees, gender-neutral language; hospitals look at transgender patient policies


Incredibly, a subcommittee in the Virginia House of Delegates tabled a bill that would have protected LGBT state and local government employees from discrimination, according to a Washington Blade story by Michael Lavers, link here. It also tabled a bill to make Virginia’s marriage laws gender neutral. 
     
This is all a little surprising, that a bill regarding state employees would be controversial.  Bob McDonnell had refused to support it while saying he didn’t discriminate, and we know what happened to the former GOP governor and his wife.  

Also, NBC Washington is reporting on how hospitals are considering room assignments for transgender patients.  

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