On July 1, 2020, Virginia became the first state in the South to pass non-discrimination protections in housing, employment, public spaces, credit for LGBTQ Virginians. This is a landmark achievement but there’s more to be done before LGBTQ Virginians have full, lived equality in the Commonwealth. For more in-depth information on all of your rights, check out our Virginia Legal Protections FAQ Guides.
Additionally, as of June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ people under federal law – this applies to companies that employ 15 people or more annually.
President Joe Biden issued an Executive Order in his first week asking all federal government agencies to comply with the court’s ruling that protections on the basis of sex include sexual orientation and gender identity.
To learn more about trans legal issues, check out Lambda Legal’s Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates.