BIG news from Governor Chris Sununu.
In a conversation with Union Leader reporter Dave Solomon, the Governor indicated that he supports updating New Hampshire law to better protect transgender people from discrimination.
He told Solomon that he hasn’t “seen the final bill, so I don’t want to be too committal. But yes, I’m inclined to move forward with it.”
“I haven’t seen the final bill, so I don’t want to be too committal. But yes, I’m inclined to move forward with it.” — Gov. Chris Sununu, in the New Hampshire Union Leader
This is a fantastic burst of momentum for #TransBillNH (HB 1319), one day before the legislation sees its first hearing of 2018 in the House Judiciary Committee.
Linds Jakows, Freedom New Hampshire’s campaign manager, praised the Governor’s comments as such, saying that the Governor’s comments could not come at a more critical time for our current effort to update New Hampshire’s Law Against Discrimination.
“We applaud Governor Sununu’s leadership and recognition that transgender Granite Staters deserve the opportunity to work hard and provide for their families like anyone else. We hope Governor Sununu will continue to move New Hampshire forward and send a message that our state is open to all, including transgender people and their families.”
“We hope Governor Sununu will continue to move New Hampshire forward and send a message that our state is open to all, including transgender people and their families.” — Linds Jakows, Freedom NH Campaign Manager
Governor Sununu has spoken out before on issues impacting the freedom and dignity of transgender Granite Staters.
He was quick to oppose President Donald Trump’s infamous tweet banning transgender people from serving in the US Military, saying “I think that anyone who is willing to stand up and fight for this country should have the ability to do so.”
And in December 2017, Governor Sununu specifically referenced the need to address discrimination against transgender people in New Hampshire when he created an executive advisory council and NH DOJ Civil Rights Unit charged with investigating and combatting discrimination.
Every day, more government, community and business leaders are lining up behind #TransBillNH. Clearly, it is past time to ensure these critical protections for transgender people are written into state law. If you agree, sign our pledge to support HB 1319, then RSVP to join us at 10:30 on Wednesday, 1/31 for a pre-hearing rally.