by Sholnn Freeman | Washington Post
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.