Virginia Transgender Bathroom Bill Dispatched Quickly - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Virginia Transgender Bathroom Bill Dispatched Quickly

Posted: Updated:
(Photo: Shutterstock) (Photo: Shutterstock)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)- A North-Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill has died at the Virginia General Assembly.

A Republican-controlled panel quickly dispatched the legislation Thursday without debate.

Both Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leadership had voiced objections to the legislation, which was supported by one of the General Assembly's most outspoken conservative lawmakers.

Del. Bob Marshall's bill would generally prohibit individuals from using a bathroom of the opposite sex in government-owned buildings.

Marshall blasted lawmakers who killed his bathroom bill and an accompanying piece of legislation for not upholding their oaths of office and campaign promises.

Proponents of the legislation said it was needed to protect children, particularly students who play sports and use locker rooms.

Opponents said it unfairly discriminated against the transgender community.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • First Delaware Flu Cases in Children Reported for 2017-2018 Season

    First Delaware Flu Cases in Children

    11/22/2017 11:17:00 -05:002017-11-22 16:17:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:34 AM EST2017-11-22 16:34:06 GMT
    The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is reporting the state's first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in children, for the 2017-2018 flu season.More
    The Delaware Division of Public Health is reporting the state's first laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in children, for the 2017-2018 flu season.More
  • Terminix Fined $9.2M for Pesticide Use That Poisoned Del. Family

    Terminix Fined $9.2M for Pesticide Use That Poisoned Del. Family

    11/22/2017 09:10:00 -05:002017-11-22 14:10:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-11-22 16:33:55 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use of a banned pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015.More
    A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use of a banned pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015.More
  • Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open

    Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open

    11/22/2017 08:01:00 -05:002017-11-22 13:01:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-11-22 16:33:46 GMT
    Peninsula Alternative Health is located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)Peninsula Alternative Health is located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.More
    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices