Transgender Folks in New Hampshire Gain Support, Not Derision
"We can be like the opposite of what happens in North Carolina."
"House Bill 478 is the bipartisan measure to update the state's laws prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations to explicitly include the state's transgender residents," Owen Loftus, state communications director of Freedom for All Americans, says. "Three of the eight sponsors are Republican, including Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley. The measure passed its first hurdle on Wednesday, after a House committee voted to recommend the measure to the full House on a bipartisan 15-2 vote."
"These videos were taken at a legislative luncheon hosted by Freedom New Hampshire, the bipartisan campaign to pass HB 478. We had speakers, including transgender individuals, their families, law enforcement, and a sexual assault and domestic abuse victim advocate, explain the challenges transgender people face in New Hampshire, and why House bill 478 is so important. The room was overflowing with legislators from both parties. For many, it was the first time they met transgender people. "