Amendment hardly supports idea of equal treatment

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Once again, legislation has been introduced in West Virginia aiming to ban local governments from enacting ordinances that go beyond the non-discrimination protections included in state law.

Once again, this legislation should be left on the cutting-room floor, for the same reasons it wasn’t appropriate during the 2015 legislative session, when it thankfully was allowed to die.

The main objection: State law currently doesn’t protect all citizens from discrimination, and local governments would be blocked from doing so on their own.

Those local protections could all be undone if Republican Majority Whip Sen. Craig Blair has his way…


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