Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Equality Virginia’s Day of Action Tomorrow in Richmond

More than 100 supporters and Virginia Values Coalition partners will gather at the Richmond Capitol for a Day of Action on Tuesday and meet with lawmakers to push for passage of the Virginia Values Act, a pair of comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bills moving through the House and Senate. 

Senate Bill 868 passed 12-0 in the General Laws Committee on Jan. 30 and a final vote is expected on Feb. 4. House Bill 1663 passed 16-6 in the House General Laws Committee on Jan. 28 and a final House vote is expected next week. 

OVERVIEW of EVENTS

8:30 a.m.-noon, Virginia Capitol

Supporters gather and meet with lawmakers

Noon, Senate Chamber

Senate Hearing, amendments, debate, and final floor vote on SB 868

1-5 p.m., Library of Virginia

Workshops featuring experts and panelists on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth homelessness, religious liberty, trauma-informed care and Black trans advocacy.

5:30 p.m., Library of Virginia 

Reception featuring remarks from Governor Ralph NorthamHouse Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and other lawmakers, Equality Virginia, and the Virginia Values Coalition.

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