While the number of Republican and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly who support us continues to grow, the only two subcommittee members who voted to deny LGBT discrimination in housing and employment were Delegates Delores McQuinn and Betsy Carr.

Following the vote to allow discrimination, Delegate McQuinn gave a most passionate speech about her life as an African American woman and also injustices that others have faced. She actually called out a former delegate who spoke on behalf of the Family Foundation’s objections to LGBT equality, telling him as a white man he knew nothing of discrimination. The room burst into applause twice while she was talking.

Please take a moment to thank both these women. or 698-1070. or 698-1069.