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Virginia City Hopes To Lobby State For Anti-Discrimination Law

The City of Virginia Beach is hoping to convince the state of Virginia to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation. Stacie Walls-Beegle, the executive director of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Center in Hampton Roads, urged the City Council to consider the measure as it met on on Tuesday to review a draft its legislative agenda for the state General Assembly. “You really want people to be able to be comfortable wherever they are at and to be treated equally and not have to hide who they are,” she said. “You want everybody to have the same verbiage regardless where you are advocating for local state, or federal, all down the road.” Only three cities, including Virginia Beach, ban sexual orientation discrimination in the state. Last year, a bill passed in the Senate but died in the House. Watch a local news report:

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