The New Hampshire state Senate, by a 14-10 vote margin, has approved a bill that will add gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination law.
New Hampshire is the only state in the New England area without transgender protections in its non-discrimination law.
Notable – both chambers of the state legislature are controlled by Republicans.
Openly gay state Rep. Ed Butler (D) introduced the measure in the House as HB 1319, which was approved in March by a vote of 195-129, with 51 Republican votes.
Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has indicated he will sign the bill into law.
BREAKING: In bipartisan vote, #NewHampshire Senate passes H.B. 1319, extending nondiscrimination protections to #transgender Granite Staters. The bill now goes to Gov. Chris Sununu's desk. Congrats to @FreedomNH_! pic.twitter.com/Bvzs7oL9fl— Trans Equality (@TransEquality) May 2, 2018
BREAKING: NH Senate votes to pass #HB1319 #TransBillNH 14-10 that would update anti-discrimination protections to include transgender folks across the state!! On to the @GovChrisSununu's desk for signing. #NHPolitics pic.twitter.com/XvxUhKgYkY— ACLU_New Hampshire (@ACLU_NH) May 2, 2018