Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Now The Good News

To our neighbors to the north of Connecticut and the state where my family has a summer cottage, New Hampshire they are once again introducing a gender identity/expression non-discrimination bill.
NH House considers adding transgender protections to anti-discrimination laws
Supporters say transgender community faces discrimination
WMUR
By Josh McElveen
February 21, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. — Lawmakers in Concord are considering a bill to protect transgender people in the state's anti-discrimination laws.

Supporters of House Bill 478 said the transgender community is ignored under current state law.
[…]
Rep. Ed Butler, D-Hart's Location, is the prime sponsor of HB 478. He said the measure has support from members of the clergy and from businesses.
But, you know there is always a “but,”
Supporters outnumbered opponents in the hearing, but Peter Sprague of conservative group Cornerstone Action argued that in order to change the law or make a new one, it must be proven that action is needed.
The last time a trans bill was introduced it was a dismal failure, but I have a feeling that the ground work has been laid this time and they have a better chance to pass the bill.

New Hampshire is the only New England state not to have a gender inclusive non-discrimination law.



It appears that the bill cleared the Health and Human Services committee with a vote15-2 today.

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