New Hampshire Legislature Passes Transgender Protection Bill

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A bill passed in New Hampshire’s legislative body will provide protections for transgender people against discrimination.

Members of the state Senate and House of Representatives agreed to send the bipartisan legislation on to Governor Chris Sununu, according to Vox. Sununu said previously he would sign the bill into law if sent to his desk.

The law would extend protection against discrimination in housing, employment and places that serve the public, such as hotels. 

“In a national landscape where transgender people are too often attacked for who they are, New Hampshire is a shining example for other states across the country,” campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire Linds Jakows said in a statement. “We look forward to the day Gov. Sununu seals New Hampshire’s motto of Live Free or Die with his signature.” 

New Hampshire will be the 20th state to sign such a bill into law.


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