Virginia SOGI Bills
The Virginia Legislature is rapidly moving a set of bills that would create new protected statuses for sexual orientation and gender identity across a wide spectrum of society in the Commonwealth. They would impact employment, housing, admissions, membership and services. As currently drafted, the bills have few to no religious protections, depending on the areas impacted. The expansive set of rights the bills would create are drafted in such a way that their full impact is not fully known either by the drafters or by religious liberty attorneys we have consulted with. In other words, we will be introducing years of litigation for faith-based entities and closely held businesses. What we can say is these bills will have a chilling effect on religious institutions and how they operate.
Current Info and Status of Bills (Updated Regularly):
How to Take Action:
- ACSI webinar recording on these issue (for members only)
- Voter Voice Link – How you and your network can take action now! Share the link
Further Resources and Messaging: