Virginia (USA)

APTerry McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed “Executive Order Number 1,” a directive prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities in Virginia state government. The Executive Order does not define “gender identity” or resolve the tension between sex and “gender identity” as protected characteristics. The order fulfills a campaign promise by McAuliffe to reinstate previous orders by former governors Tim Kaine and Mark Warner that prohibited discrimination against state employees on the basis of sexual orientation. The is the first time gender identity has been included.

McAuliffe signs executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state workers – LGBTQ Nation.