Transgender Rights Bill Squeaks Through NH House

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The New Hampshire House of Representatives has passed a legislative amendment that would grant transgendered persons more rights under the state’s current anti-discrimination law.

The bill inched by Wednesday, making its way to the Senate by a narrow vote of 188-187.

The measure was shot down last month by a vote of 181-149, but Democrats rallied back in the effort to push through protections for transgendered individuals in the workplace.

The bill amends the state’s current nondiscrimination policy to include terms prohibiting discrimination on the basis...
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