New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee throws support behind transgender non-discrimination bill

NEW YORK - GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement celebrating the New Hampshire House Judiciary’s vote to recommend HB 1319, which would add gender identity protections to the state’s non-discrimination law, for passage.

“Today members of the New Hampshire Judiciary Committee joined faith leaders, public safety officials, businesses, and bipartisan politicians in rallying for the passage of non-discrimination protections for transgender people in the state,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President of CEO of GLAAD. “New Hampshire state lawmakers sent a clear message that nobody should have to live in fear of being fired from their job because of who they are and for reasons that have nothing to do with job performance.”

HB 1319 has been gaining momentum with strong bipartisan support in both chambers, law enforcement, and faith and business leaders across the state. Currently, New Hampshire is the only state in New England that has not passed transgender inclusive non-discrimination protections.