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Supporting Protections on the Basis of Gender Identity in New Hampshire



On January 29, 2019, GLAD staff attorney Chris Erchull submitted testimony in support of House Bill 608, An Act Expanding the Law Against Discrimination Based on Gender Identity to Other Areas of the Law Prohibiting Discrimination.

This legislation would update multiple nondiscrimination statutes to include “gender identity” as a protected classification, consistent with and in fulfillment of the landmark bill, HB 1319. which in 2018 added gender identity protections to New Hampshire’s employment, housing, and public accommodation nondiscrimination laws. HB 608 would also ensure consistency across New Hampshire’s discrimination provisions, by ensuring that gender identity protections are included everywhere other protected categories are included.

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