Content Filed Under: New Hampshire

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Granite State.

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Examining the State of the LGBTQ Worker on Labor Day

By Shane Stahl • September 3, 2018, 10:07 am This Labor Day, we examine the state of the LGBTQ worker, as well as the challenges and successes they face in the workplace.

Q&A: A Transgender Woman and Her Non-Transgender Colleague Discuss Big New Hampshire Victory

September 2, 2018, 10:59 am To celebrate the victory and recognize Labor Day – the first in New Hampshire where transgender people will be fully protected under state law from discrimination – read our interview with Emmett and Palana on their involvement in the campaign.

A Transgender Woman and Her Employer Reflect on the Impact of Employment Protections for Labor Day

September 2, 2018, 10:40 am Freedom for All Americans checks in with Lianne and Shana about the victory in New Hampshire and, as we recognize Labor Day, why employers should support, encourage, and care for their transgender employees.
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VIDEO: How New Hampshire United to Secure Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • June 14, 2018, 1:31 pm To celebrate the big win – which makes New Hampshire State #19 with comprehensive and explicit LGBTQ protections – we compiled a video showcasing how we got here. Take a look:

New Hampshire Residents Celebrate Huge Victory for Transgender Protections

June 14, 2018, 11:56 am

It’s been an exciting month for the fight for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination! On Friday, June 8, Republican Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu signed into law comprehensive and explicit protections from discrimination based on gender identity, ensuring that transgender people are protected from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

Three years ago Freedom for All Americans Education Fund recognized an opportunity in the Granite State to help coordinate a powerful statewide conversation around the lack of protections for transgender people. Since then the Freedom New Hampshire campaign has centered the voices of transgender people, who shared their stories and provided their neighbors and representatives a chance to get to know who transgender people are, often for the first time.

These are the conversations that improve lives. These are the conversations that helped ensure that no person in New Hampshire faces discrimination because of who they are.

We’re grateful for everyone who spoke out for #TransLawNH in New Hampshire. Meet just a few of them and read their full stories below:

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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Governor Signs Protections Into Law, A Major Supreme Court Ruling, Litigation Updates, and New MA Polling

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:27 pm A compilation of weekly news regarding nondiscrimination for the first full week of June, 2018.
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BREAKING: New Hampshire Governor Signs Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections Into Law!

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 1:14 pm Republican Governor Chris Sununu has signed #TransBillNH into law, enacting comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for transgender Granite Staters in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Prepares to Celebrate and a Win For Gavin Grimm Among Highlights in Positive Week

By Shane Stahl • May 25, 2018, 1:15 pm A key victory for Gavin Grimm and momentum forward in Michigan's new interpretation of sex discrimination laws lead a week of good news for the nondiscrimination movement for the week of May 20.
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Freedom New Hampshire Campaign Leader Linds Jakows Celebrates Long-Awaited Victory

By Shane Stahl • May 9, 2018, 11:52 am Linds Jakows, campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire, talks through the process of winning comprehensive statewide nondiscrimination protections in the Granite State, and how they arrived at a historic victory.
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BREAKING: In Historic Victory, New Hampshire’s GOP-Led Senate Passes Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Protections!

By Shane Stahl • May 2, 2018, 6:25 pm In a legislative victory two years in the making, the New Hampshire Senate, by a bipartisan vote of 14-10, voted in favor of a bill, HB 1319, that adds transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections to the state’s existing civil rights law.
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New Hampshire Senate to Vote Tomorrow on Statewide Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender People

By Shane Stahl • May 1, 2018, 3:52 pm HB 1319, legislation to add nondiscrimination protections for transgender people to existing law, is among the dozens of bills lawmakers will vote on over the next two days.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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New Hampshire’s Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Bill, HB 1319, Advances to Full Senate

By Shane Stahl • April 25, 2018, 10:45 am HB 1319, comprehensive nondiscrimination legislation, continued towards the Senate for a full floor vote, even after the Senate Judiciary Committee failed to give endorsement.