The state Senate has twice passed a bill that would amend the law, but both times the measure died in the House of Delegates.
Bishop Klusmeyer believes the matter is about equality.
"In a country that says all men are equal, it's apparent by our law that is not true," he said. "This is purely an issue of equality. It is an issue of living up to the Constitution of the United States and providing safety for all people regardless of sex orientation and all matters of their lives."
Flowers also raised the issue of job security for LGBT West Virginians.
Fairness has found that state residents believe all West Virginians -- regardless of their sexual orientation -- should be able to keep a job, Flowers said.
The state has nearly 40,000 LGBT people, 30,000 of which are employed, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.
"Currently we have 30,000 West Virginia workers that are at a disadvantage," Flowers said. "It's not fair. It's not right and this is the year that it should end."
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