Faith leaders across New Hampshire are leading the call for fair and equal treatment for transgender Granite Staters. If you are a faith leader who believes in the guiding principle 'Treat others as one would like to be treated,' and supports transgender non-discrimination protections, join the Faith Leaders for Freedom coalition.Join the Faith Leaders Coalition
As New Hampshire Faith Leaders, from a diversity of religious traditions committed to advancing the common good, we affirm the basic dignity of all people—including our transgender and gender non-conforming neighbors.
We believe in treating others the way we’d like to be treated. But in New Hampshire, there are still no state laws that explicitly ensure the fair and equal treatment of transgender persons in housing, employment, and public accommodations like grocery stores, hospitals, and public parks.
In a state that places a high value on individual freedoms, those freedoms must extend to everyone. As faith leaders, we are called to be a voice for the voiceless, and take a stand for those who face discrimination to repudiate acts of prejudice.
That’s why we support legislation to update the New Hampshire Law Against Discrimination to extend explicit protections on the basis of gender identity in housing, employment, and public accommodations.