CONCORD, N.H. — The Lebanon City Council unanimously adopted a resolution protecting transgender city workers, contractors and volunteers from discrimination. The measure also served as an official endorsement of a proposed statewide law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people and their families in housing, employment and public spaces, such as stores, restaurants and hospitals.
Linds Jakows, campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire, released the following statement celebrating the Lebanon City Council’s actions:
“This was a badly needed update to Lebanon’s current anti-harassment policies. Freedom New Hampshire thanks the Lebanon City Council for passing this important resolution. City-based resolutions like this one can be one more step on the path to extending critically needed protections to all transgender people and their families. Such resolutions also testify to the fact that the vast majority of Granite Staters believe that everyone should be protected from discrimination. We hope the state legislature will heed this advice and adopt explicit nondiscrimination protections for their transgender constituents statewide in the near future.”