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Virginia Senate votes for Election Day holiday, no excuse absentee voting https://t.co/OqAnfZUBgH via @insidenova

Region and localities prepare for 2020 US Census; every missed resident costs $1,215: https://t.co/p4v14RGXUQ via @insidenova

Two more Virginia delegates from Prince William County say they're getting death threats ahead of pro-gun MLK Day rally https://t.co/B62EpjJsmE

Just now: @carterforva's $30/month cap on insulin co-pays passes Labor & Commerce subcommittee, moves to the full committee.

With Republican Del. Leftwich as chief co-patron, the bill stands as a bipartisan effort to address the obscene cost of insulin.

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Manassas & Manassas Park Democrats Reorganized for 2020-2021: https://t.co/z9vdi8e8vR https://t.co/Wej2ewZcJ0 ManassasCPCDems photo

Virginia legislature passes Equal Rights Amendment in historic votes https://t.co/VpaJunJ6I3 via @connpost
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Thank you to every member and volunteer in 2018 who helped elect Rep. Jennifer Wexton!
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
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May we always remember Dr King's principles....
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Let's Stop this on November 3rd, 2020....
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Thank you to #ShesMyDelegate Danica Roem, #LatinaHammer Elizabeth Guzman, Senator Jennifer B. Boysko, Adam Ebbin, Scott A. Surovell, Delegate Marcus B. Simon, Delegate Patrick Hope and Delegate Joseph Lindsey.

I will finally be able to call Virginia Home πŸ’œπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Virginia Equality Bills 2020

This year the LGBTQ community has the opportunity to finally get legislation that with bring equal protections under the law passed in this year’s legislative session.

We have 6 House bills:

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HB 145; Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies. (Delegate Marcus Simon) Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than December 31, 2020, model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HB 581; Department of Human Resource Management; required online training for LGBTQ cultural competency (Delegate Elizabeth Guzman). Requires the Department of Human Resource Management to develop an online training module addressing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) cultural competency. For all state employees with the Commonwealth to complete training with in 90 days.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HB 580; Child abuse and neglect; gender identity or sexual orientation (Delegate Elizabeth Guzman). Expands the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include any child whose parents, or other person responsible for his care, create or inflict, threaten to create or inflict, or allow to be created or inflicted upon such child a physical or mental injury on the basis of the child's gender identity or sexual orientation.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HB 386; Department of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited (Delegate Patrick Hope). Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions from engaging in conversion therapy, as defined in the bill, with any person under 18 years of age and provides that such counseling constitutes unprofessional conduct and is grounds for disciplinary action. The bill provides that no state funds shall be expended for the purpose of conducting conversion therapy, referring a person for conversion therapy.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HB 1429; Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status (Delegate Danica Roem). Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex, to a transgender individual on the basis of the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HB 21; Virginia Human Rights Act; prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity(Delegate Joseph Lindsey). Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act.

and 3 Senate bills:

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ SB 245; Department of Health Professions; conversion therapy prohibited (Senator Scott Surovell). Prohibits any health care provider or person who performs counseling as part of his training for any profession licensed by a regulatory board of the Department of Health Professions from engaging in conversion therapy, as defined in the bill, with any person under 18 years of age and provides that such counseling constitutes unprofessional conduct and is grounds for disciplinary action. The bill provides that no state funds shall be expended for the purpose of conducting conversion therapy, referring a person for conversion therapy.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ SB 161; Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies (Senator Jennifer Boysko). Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than December 31, 2020, model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools that address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information.

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ SB 868; Prohibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity (Senator Adam Ebbin). Creates explicit causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia Human Rights Act. Currently, under the Act there is no cause of action for discrimination in public accommodations.

And House Joint Resolution:

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ HJ 85; Transgender Day of Remembrance (Delegate Danica Roem). Designates November 20, in 2020 and in each succeeding year, as Transgender Day of Remembrance in Virginia.

If these bills can make it out of committee to the House and Senate floor and pass with a majority vote, Virginia will finally have a Commonwealth that is inclusive to all.

For more information and status of these bills go to the link below.
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
Manassas and Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee
This is ridiculous! These gun people are the example of why there needs to be less, not more guns, in our society. They are the epitome of one of the problems in our society. Guess they realize they have lost their protectors and apologists in the Virginia General Assembly.... Stand strong Delegate Lee Carter!