Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Virginia's new Republican governor apparently rolls back LGBT protections in state employment

Apparently there is a fiasco of meaning in Virginia as relates to protection of state employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. New Republican governor Bob McDonnell signed a new executive order which did not include sexual orientation among the class protections, whereas an older order from Tom Kaine (D) had included it. Then there followed a quibbly discussion as to whether McDonnell’s order had been intended to be all inclusive. The football is likely to become partisan in the state legislature in Richmond.

TMPDC has a story by Christina Bellantoni here. with the blunt title “Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Rolls Back Non-Discrimination Protections For Gay State Workers.”

The text of the “Equal Opportunity” executive order (#6) is here.

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