Virginia Finally Passes Bill That Will Protect Mothers' Rights To Breastfeed In Public
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After a new bill passed in both the state Senate and House of Delegates this month, Virginia is set to become the 48th state that legally protects mothers' rights to breastfeed in public, wherever and whenever they choose.
Current law in the state permits women to nurse their babies on any spaces owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia, but it does not protect their right to breastfeed in a privately owned public location, such as a clothing store, coffee shop or gym. The new legislation, which passed with unanimous bipartisan support in both the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate, will go into effect in July 2015, pending a signature from Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D). The governor has already expressed his support, The Washington Post reports.
Mom Jill DeLorenzo testified before the House of Delegates while babywearing and breastfeeding.
Spearheading the effort to pass the bill were mothers Kate Noon, Crystal McCullough and Rebecca Geller, along with sponsors Sen. Jennife
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