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9 LGBTQ protection bills died in WV Legislature during 2018 session

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although lawmakers introduced nine bills to establish legal protection for LGBTQ people in West Virginia in 2018, none became law or even made it to a committee for consideration.

Different pieces of legislation would have offered legal cover for LGBTQ people such as hate crime and equal employment opportunity protection. Many of them were backed by bipartisan groups of lawmakers.

One bill had 14 Senators of the 34 in the chamber from both parties signed on as sponsors. No committee ever took it up or voted on it.

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