The following quote may be attributed to ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga:
"It is sad to see the number of bills introduced this session targeted at ensuring that schools and other governmental agencies can purposely discriminate against transgender adults and children in Virginia. At a time when we should be working to end discrimination against all LGBT Virginians, and in a state where the overwhelming majority of Virginians agree that such discrimination should end, these bills are nothing more than ineffective, mean-spirited efforts to deny LGBT people in Virginia their constitutional and human rights.
"The ACLU of Virginia will be working with Equality Virginia and other advocates for the LGBT community to ensure that bills granting licenses to discriminate aren’t passed and that legislation prohibiting discrimination is enacted and signed by the Governor."