• NH house passes law barring discrimination against transgender people

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    CONCORD, N.H. - A law prohibiting discrimination against transgender individuals passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives Wednesday. 

    The bill was sent to the senate with bipartisan support after passing 195-129. 

    “Fairness and equality are not red or blue values, but rather human values,” Rep. Ed Butler (D – Carroll), who sponsored the bill, said. 

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    The bill would prevent discrimination in employment, housing and public spaces as part of the state’s already existing law prohibiting discrimination. 

    "Today's vote is an example of what happens when folks come together - across political and ideological differences - to uphold the values of our communities and guide the policies of our elected government,” Anthony Procik, State Director, Rights & Democracy New Hampshire. “This affirming vote is needed now, more than ever, given today's political climate.”

    You can read the full text of HB 1319 here.

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