Loudoun County’s Nondiscrimination Policy Expanded to Protect Gays

by Sholnn Freeman | Washington Post

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to expand the county’s nondiscrimination policy to prohibit bias on the basis of sexual orientation.

The policy change, proposed by Supervisor Stevens Miller (D-Dulles District), passed the board 6 to 2, with one abstention. The change applies only to public employment by the county.

Current rules protect employees from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age and disability. Miller and gay rights advocates in Loudoun said the change was necessary because of Republican Gov.-elect Robert F. McDonnell’s record on gay rights issues.

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