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


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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Calling all Sponsors!

Fairness West Virginia Institute cordially invites sponsors for its 2015 “Rise to Fairness” Conference & Reception to be held for the first time ever in Morgantown on Saturday, October 24th. This page lists all the detailed information on sponsorship levels, benefits, and advertising terms for the sponsor opportunities that we’re offering at our highly anticipated annual event. Contact Fairness

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Martinsburg City Council Unanimously Votes to Draft Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Proposed LGBT Discrimination Ordinance Causes Controversy in Martinsburg By LIZ MCCORMICK, WV Public Broadcasting   Martinsburg citizens wait in line to petition for or against the LGBT discrimination ordinance. CREDIT LIZ MCCORMICK / WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING The Martinsburg City Council is considering an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender

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Love Wins at the US Supreme Court for All 50 States!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2015 Contact: Carling McManus, 617-240-7311   FAIRNESS WV STATEMENT ON VICTORY FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN ALL 50 STATES   CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The United States Supreme Court ruled today that all discriminatory marriage bans across the United States are unconstitutional. Same-sex couples are now able to marry in all fifty states and

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Andrew Schneider on MetroNews Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval

Fairness West Virginia’s Executive Director, Andrew Schneider, discusses the pending US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality with MetroNews Talkline host Hoppy Kercheval. Listen to the interview here: LISTEN: The US Supreme Court is slated to announce their decision on Friday, June 26th or Monday, June 29th. Follow Fairness WV on Twitter @FairnessWV for the breaking

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Kin Ship Goods X Fairness HOME T-Shirt Available NOW!

The 2015 Fairness T-shirt is available just in time for Pride! We are excited to announce our partnership with Kin Ship Goods – a Charleston-based shop that screen prints each of these super soft t-shirts by hand! Here’s the best part: With each shirt you buy, 50% of the proceeds goes directly to Fairness and

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