Both bills will next be voted on by the Senate. As ofthe archaic fornication law is yet to be repealed. On February 20,the Virginia State Senate voted in favor of the bill. Views Read Edit View history. Adoption Age of consent Conversion therapy bans Hate crimes Housing discrimination Intersex rights Military Transgender Intersex Sexual orientation Employment discrimination by municipality State bans on local anti-discrimination laws Immigration No promo homo laws Public accommodations Religious exemptions Same-sex unions Civil unions Domestic partnerships by municipality Marriage Transgender rights Voting. Commonwealth of Virginia has been legal since October 6,following a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to refuse to hear an appeal of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Bostic v. The Marshall-Newman Amendment also prohibits the Commonwealth of Virginia and its political subdivisionssuch as counties and independent citiesfrom creating or recognize any legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals, such as domestic partnership benefits.
LGBT rights in Virginia
Virginia's statutes criminalizing sodomy between same-sex and opposite-sex couples, "crimes against nature, morals and decency," were effectively invalidated by the U. The same definitions and restrictions appear in state statutes. Virginia's hate crime laws address violence based on race, religious conviction, color or national origin, but not on sexual orientation or gender identity. On March 6,the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of the bill. Virginia law does not address discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in private sector employment. Smith Masterpiece Cakeshop v.
The state has no explicit prohibition on adoption by same-sex couples or second-parent adoptions. The goal is to facilitate discussions and interactions with like-minded individuals about anything of interest coming out, dating, politics, careers, etc. Richmond Bear Community is a social network for gay men in greater Richmond, providing a supportive community for gay bears and admirers of gay bears. In DecemberGovernor Tim Kaine started a process designed to extend employee health benefits to the same-sex partners of the state's employees. James River Transgender Society is a group dedicated to serving those persons undertaking gender transition. Retrieved March 10,