Mass., NH and RI lawmakers debate transgender rights bills – by Joe Siegel – EDGE New England Editor
Friday Apr 10, 2009

Amid the hoopla over the Iowa Supreme Court decision and marriage legislation in Vermont, activists in several New England states have been lobbying lawmakers to add transgender-specific protections to existing non-discrimination bills.

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 188-187 on Wednesday to pass House Bill 415, which would add gender identity and gender expression protections to the state’s anti-discrimination and hate crime statutes. The bill now goes before the state Senate.