Keene becomes latest city to protect transgender city employees from discrimination April 21, 2017

Owen Loftus | [email protected] | 719-406-6564

CONCORD, N.H. — The Keene City Council unanimously approved a resolution protecting transgender city employees from discrimination on Thursday night.

Linds Jakows, campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire, released the following statement regarding the measure’s passage:

“We at Freedom New Hampshire are elated that the Keene City Council recognizes the importance of treating all of its employees fairly. This demonstrates that the Granite State is ready for explicit nondiscrimination protections for transgender people statewide. The fact is that every employee should be judged based on their quality of work, not on their gender identity.

“While this is an important resolution, it’s important to remember that not everyone in New Hampshire is free to be who they are. That’s because New Hampshire is the only state in New England that does not protect its transgender residents from discrimination in employment, housing or public spaces. We hope that lawmakers will see resolutions like Keene’s and recognize that every Granite Stater should have the opportunity to live their life without having to fear discrimination.”