House of Delegates Pass LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Protections

(Richmond)- Virginia is soon expected to become the first state in the South to implement anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.  A bill passed by the state Senate Thursday prohibits discrimination over sexual orientation and gender identity when it comes to employment and housing opportunities.  The House of Delegates has also passed a companion bill.  Prince William Delegate Danica Roem is the first openly transgender person to serve in any U.S. state legislature.  She said afterward, “Virginia is for all lovers.”