The commonwealth is saying no thank you to businesses that discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) signed an executive order saying the state will not do business with groups who discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
He says the order comes after hearing of incidents of discrimination by business associates and constituents in the commonwealth.
“I also believe that that should apply to the employees of any contractor doing business here in the commonwealth of Virginia. We are using our taxpayer money to pay companies who do business in the commonwealth, they should be held to the same standard, nondiscrimination against anyone on sexual orientation,” said McAuliffe.
McAuliffe also noted that he supports legislation that will repeal the same-sex marriage ban from Virginia’s constitution.