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This will update New Hampshire’s existing nondiscrimination laws—which currently protect people from discrimination at work, in housing, and in places open to the public—to also protect people who are transgender.
Transgender people are our friends, co-workers, family and neighbors. They work hard, serve in the military, and pay taxes. When they look for a job, look for a place to live, or walk into a business that’s open to the public, they should be treated like anyone else and not be discriminated against.
It’s surprising to realize that there are no express protections in New Hampshire to prevent a transgender person from being fired from their job, denied an apartment or denied service in a restaurant, and otherwise discriminated against simply because of who they are. No one should have to live in fear that they will be unfairly fired, evicted from their home, or refused service at a public place simply because of who they are.
Updating the law is one more tool to help ensure that every person in our state—including those who are transgender—has the opportunity to earn a living, meet their obligations, provide for themselves and their families, and build a better life.
Updating our law would also help our state’s employers—large and small alike—draw the best talent to, and from within, our state by ensuring that workers are judged on their experience, qualifications, and the job they do—nothing more, nothing less.