Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trans Inclusion in New Hampshire?

Yesterday, in a surprising vote in the New Hampshire House of Representative, a vote was passed that would extend antidiscrimination protections to transgender individuals. I say the vote was surprising because they just voted on this issue last month and it was voted down. The change happened after a very passionate appeal by house speaker Terie Norelli. The bill passed by just one vote, 188-187. Now it will go before the Senate.

With all the progressive things happening in the New England area, it's sounding more and more like this is the area of the country I should be living in. They are doing more everyday to extend to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders the same rights all others have. So it's very tempting to relocate to a place where my partner and I will be welcomed.
OOooh - that's right - it snows up there. Can't do it. Yes - Vermont, New York, New Hampshire are the kewl place to be right now if you're LGB or T. And what sucks is that my partner is from New Hampshire and sooo wants to move back to that area. And as much as I love him, I can't bring myself to handle the cold and the snow.

But still - way to go New Hamshire. A step in the right direction has been taken. Let's see if the senate follows.

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