WHAT: Forum on non-discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression
WHEN: April 5th 3:30-5pm
WHERE: Maury 209
Description: One purpose of this forum is to discuss the impact of Governor McDonnell’s Executive Order 6, his Executive Directive 1, the Attorney General’s March 4 letter to presidents, rectors and visitors of Virginia’s public colleges and universities advising that the phrases “sexual orientation”, “gender identity”, and “gender expression” from non-discrimination policies and the response email from President Casteen. The other purpose is to discuss university and statewide responses.
Organized by UVaPride and Queer and Allied Activism

UVaPride is considering being a co-sponsor of the following resolution:
Click here for the full resolution on non-discrimination

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that:
(1) The Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia reaffirm the University's non-discrimination policy (HRM-009) protection for sexual orientation and expand the policy to include gender identity and gender expression;
(2) The Virginia General Assembly to pass legislation that amends the non-discrimination policy in Section 2.2-3900 B.1. of the Virginia Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (S.B. 66);
(3) The United States Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017 and S.1584).



Statement Regarding the Attorney General's Opinion on Sexual Orientation Protections

5 March 2010

UVaPride encourages UVa's administration and Board of Visitors to continue to support our LGBT employees and our community even as the governor fails to reinstate Executive Order 1 and the state's attorney general advises the university to rescind segments of our non-discrimination policy.

Statement Regarding the Governor's Executive Directive

10 March 2010

UVaPride encourages UVa's administration and Board of Visitors to continue to support our LGBT employees and our community and to support the addition of gender identity and gender expression explicitly in our non-discrimination policy.

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