Working to ensure that LGBT people can be open, honest, and safe in the Mountain State.

Thank Those Who Stood for a Fairer West Virginia!

It’s important that we send messages of appreciation to leaders who did their part in taking a stand against House Bill 4012 the “License to Discriminate Bill” that was soundly defeated this session. We’ve made it as easy as possible to copy and paste the email addresses of those who took a stand, and to easily call

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2015 Contact: Carling McManus 617-240-7311 “LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE” BILL DIES ON WV SENATE FLOOR Today, West Virginia House Bill 4012 also known as the “Religious Freedom Protection Act” was rejected by the West Virginia Senate in a vote of 7-27. This legislation sought to legalize discrimination in the name

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Thank these 22 Senators for their support

Feeling thankful that HB4012 was amended? Make a call! Call these 22 Senators who voted in favor of upholding LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances and tell them you have their back! We’ve heard reports that angry calls are coming in, so take the time to share your appreciation for their brave vote: Beach – (304) 357-7919 Boley

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Help us #StopHB4012

The WV Senate Judiciary Committee is currently deciding whether or not to advance the “License to Discriminate Bill” HB 4012 and they need to hear from you! The bill is not on the Judiciary Committee agenda yet, and we want to keep it that way so we need you to put the pressure on and

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2016 Lobby Day Details

Fairness 2016  Lobby Day Details: We are excited to stand together, shoulder to shoulder, in a demonstration of support for LGBT civil rights at the WV State Capitol! Further details on Tuesday’s agenda are below: When: Tuesday, Feb. 9th from 9am to 1:00pm Please plan to be at the Lower Rotunda at 9:00am for Registration.

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Emergency Public Hearing on Jan 28th: HB 4012 “License to Discriminate Bill”

Today, House Bill 4012 also known as the “License To Discriminate Bill”, was introduced and is now scheduled for a public hearing this Thursday January 28th at 9:30AM at the WV State Capitol. We need you to invite your friends, family, your favorite business owners and your faith leaders, to pack the House Chambers! Sign up

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LGBT Nondiscrimination

LGBT Nondiscrimination is a Nonpartisan Issue: Hear from WV Legislators in their Own Words

  VIDEO SHOWS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR LGBT NONDISCRIMINATION IN WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a historic moment, both Democrat and Republican lawmakers have joined together in voicing their support for LGBT nondiscrimination in a bipartisan video produced by Fairness West Virginia, the statewide LGBT advocacy organization. The video is called “LGBT Nondiscrimination Is

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Andrew Schneider Advocates for Fairness on Decision Makers

  Fairness WV Executive Director Andrew Schneider explains how nondiscrimination ordinances help local communities protect their LGBTQ citizens from unfair treatment including being fired from their jobs, denied housing, or barred from public accommodations. Watch the video of the debate here:  

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Fairness for West Virginia

Because the WV State Legislature has failed to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the WV Human Rights Act, it still legal in our state to be fired, evicted, or denied a hotel room just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The large majority of West Virginians (68% according to Public Policy Polling,

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Fairness is hiring! Join our team!

This is a really exciting time for Fairness! Not only are advocates, allies, supporters and experts convening this Saturday in Morgantown for our annual Conference & Reception, but Fairness West Virginia Institute has also secured the necessary support to hire a full-time Field Organizer to help us win more ground in our fight for equality

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