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West Virginia Republicans Hesitant To Vote For Anti-Discrimination Bill During Election Year

By Igor Volsky on February 23, 2012 at 10:37 am

"West Virginia Republicans Hesitant To Vote For Anti-Discrimination Bill During Election Year"

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A bill prohibiting “landlords and companies with more than a dozen employees from discriminating against people because of their sexual orientation” has enough support from House and Senate leaders in the West Virginia legislature, but probably won’t come to a vote in this election year because Republicans do not feel comfortable supporting the measure during an election year. “I think members were concerned about this issue in an election year,” Frank Hartman, a lobbyist for Fairness West Virginia told the Charleston Daily Mail. Hartman says he has received “assurances” from lawmakers that “the bill will be taken up next year.”

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