New Hampshire to reconsider gender identity and expression bill today
April 8, 2009
Today the New Hampshire House of Representatives is set to reconsider a bill to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. On March 26, the New Hampshire House voted 172-157 to defeat HB 415; however, lawmakers later determined that they had not given proper consideration to the bill when it came up after an unusually long day of legislative activity. Indeed, many House members had gone home for the day when the vote on HB 415 was called. In typical fashion, opponents have falsely labeled the bill as a "bathroom bill" and have nefariously equated providing needed protections for transgender individuals with enabling sexual predators. Allyson Robinson, our associate director of diversity and transgender advocate, was among the many voices to testify in favor of the bill before the New Hampshire Judiciary Committee in February. More updates to come...
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