NH Senate Rejects Transgender Rights Bill

By Christine Caulfield (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The New Hampshire Senate has killed a bill to grant transgender workers protection under the state's anti-discrimination law.

The state Senate on Wednesday voted 24-0 to reject the legislative amendment, less than a week after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the full chamber nix it.

The proposed measure, known as House Bill 415, aimed to amend the state's current nondiscrimination policy to include terms prohibiting discrimination on the basis of "gender identity or expression."

The bill defined the term as "a gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of an individual, regardless of the individual's assigned sex at...

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