Moments ago, Governor Sununu signed HB 1319 into law, saying once and for all that we will not tolerate discrimination against transgender people in the Granite State!
The law is scheduled to take effect 30 days from now, meaning from then on transgender Granite Staters will have the same protection from discrimination as everyone else at work, when looking for a place to live, or when they’re out in public.
New Hampshire is now the 19th state to ensure full and explicit nondiscrimination protections for all LGBT people—and the first to pass transgender-inclusive protections in a Republican-controlled state. But we’re sure we won’t be the last, because freedom and fairness are bipartisan values.
Take a moment to celebrate today, by doing two things:
Sign up to join us at our Community Signing Ceremony & Celebration in Concord on Thursday, June 14th at 6 PM.
After nearly a decade of speaking out, gathering allies and laying the legislative groundwork, it’s hard to believe we’re finally here. Over the last two years especially, transgender residents, their families, businesses large and small, law enforcement organizations, anti-violence advocates, civic leaders and faith leaders have worked so hard to make the case for freedom and fairness.
And in the end, fairness won.
But even though our campaign is over, it’s important not to let the community we’ve built fade away. All of us together are a powerful force for progress in the Granite State, and there is a lot more work to do when it comes to expanding freedom and opportunity for LGBT Granite Staters.