If you ever wondered whether the GOP is rabidly anti-LGBT or not, just take a look at Virginia.
Once upon a time the Virginia Senate was Democratically controlled. Today? Not so much. And evidence of that exists in the fact a bill aimed at prohibiting discrimination in state hiring on the basis of sexual orientation was defeated this week.
Yup, Virgina, there is a Santa Claus and he can discriminate against The Gays if he wants, and so can all state agencies.
A similar measure was passed by the Senate last year when it had a Democratic majority, but was defeated in the GOP-led House; Republicans won effective control of the Senate in the November election.
Labor unions, teacher and public-employee associations, and AARP supported the bill, while the right-wingnut conservative Family Foundation and the Virginia Association of Independent Baptists opposed it, arguing that the bill is unneeded because there is no evidence that gays and lesbians face discrimination now.
No evidence that the LGBT community faces discrimination?
Apparently the conservatives in Virginia don't read. Anything. Ever.