Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT Bill

Virginia’s governor does the right thing…


Victory: Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT Bill, Citing Harms in Other States

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 10.20.57 AMRICHMOND – Today Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses and individuals to cite their religious beliefs as a reason to refuse services to LGBT people.

In opposing the legislation, the governor said:

“Businesses and job creators do not want to locate or do business in states that appear more concerned with demonizing people than with creating a strong business climate. … We need only look at the damage these types of laws are doing in other states to understand the harm this bill could bring to our Commonwealth and its economy.”

Matt McTighe, executive director of Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement:

“Governor McAuliffe did the right thing today in opposing legislation that would have codified discrimination against LGBT residents of Virginia. In past weeks, we’ve seen significant opposition…

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