State Laws and Legislation

Virginia Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? No
No provision of Virginia law explicitly addresses the protection of gender identity. Disability and sex discrimination are included in some of Virginia's civil rights laws, however it is unclear whether these provisions could be used to address gender identity-based discrimination.


Sexual orientation protected? No
Virginia's Human Rights Act makes no explicit reference to sexual orientation in the definition of "unfair discriminatory practice." Va. Code Ann. § 2.2-3901 (2002)/ Va. Code Ann. § 36-96.3 (2002).

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Updated: Tue, March 13, 2007 - 11:00:03