W.Va.'s Rockefeller to Co-Sponsor Anti-Bias Act

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller says he'll join the growing number of co-sponsors of an act aimed at ending workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The West Virginia Democrat will be the 52nd co-sponsor of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

In West Virginia, it is legal for someone to be fired or denied housing because of their sexual orientation. Twenty-one states ban that type of discrimination.

In a prepared statement, Rockefeller said discrimination based on sexual orientation "needs to be addressed once and for all."


WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212543571 - whsv.com/a?a=212543571