Video: Public Hearing on Controversial W.Va. Bill Banning LGBT Anti-Discrimination Laws

Feb 27, 2015

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Update: Late Friday afternoon, the House Government Organization Committee postponed indefinitely further consideration of House Bill 2881.  The last day for committees to pass bills is Sunday, March 1, 2015.

The West Virginia House of Delegates held a public hearing on HB 2881 on Friday morning. The West Virginia Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act would prohibit cities and counties from enacting or enforcing non-discrimination laws that do not already exist on the state level.

Opponents say the bill would target protections for gays and lesbians in Morgantown, Charleston, and three other West Virginia cities.