Gender Identity Protections Advance in Nevada State Senate
April 12, 2011 by Adrian Matanza, Senior Regional Field Organizer
Last week, the Nevada Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor voted 4-3 on SB331, legislation that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in places of public accommodations. The bill sponsored by Senator David Parks, was voted fully along party lines with all four Democrats on the committee voting in favor of transgender protections.
The committee also backed SB 368, which would prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of gender identity or expression. Both bills now move to the senate floor. Previously, the Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor voted in favor of AB 211, which would prohibit discrimination in employment against transgender people.
The Las Vegas HRC Steering Committee is working with state coalition partners to make sure these important pieces of legislation become law. To get involved, contact Steven Amend at [email protected].
Make sure your legislators hear from you. Visit the Nevada State Legislature’s website to find your legislators and make your voice heard.
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