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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 20. Department of Veterans Services

§ 2.2-2001.6. Eligibility for veteran status under state and local laws; change in treatment of certain discharges.

Any person who was separated from active military, naval, or air service with an other than honorable discharge due solely to such person's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression may petition the Department to have his discharge recorded with the Department as honorable. Persons whose discharge status is changed pursuant to such petition shall be afforded the same rights, privileges, and benefits authorized by state law and local ordinances as any other veteran who was honorably discharged.

2020, c. 1172, § 2.2-2001.5.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.