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Governor Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination on Public Contracts and in State Services

On January 5, 2016, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued Executive Order 61 requiring all future state contractors with the Executive Branch to agree to a nondiscrimination policy that includes discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This action builds on Executive Order 1 by extending the same protections offered to state employees to the employees of contractors that do business with the Commonwealth.

The order went into effect upon signing.

Read Executive Order 61