• NH house passes law barring discrimination against transgender people


    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. 

    MORE: New sponsorship will upgrade, re-brand Boston's Hubway to Blue Bikes

    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.

    MORE: R.I. bill would force internet customers to pay $20 to access adult content

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    NH house passes law barring discrimination against transgender people

  • Headline Goes Here

    UK's May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

  • Headline Goes Here

    Fred Savage denies abuse on set of 'The Grinder'

  • Headline Goes Here

    The Latest: Turkey PM says 3 soldiers killed in Afrin blast

  • Headline Goes Here

    Police release videos of fatal shooting of unarmed black man