CONCORD, N.H. — On Tuesday, Manchester aldermen approved transgender inclusive health care benefits for city employees and their families.
The 10 – 2 vote ensures that transgender employees and their families will have access to medically necessary health care, just like other city employees.
JeanMarie Gossard, campaign manager for Freedom New Hampshire, released the following statement in support of Manchester’s transgender inclusive health policy:
“This is an important development for the transgender community in Manchester. Policies like the one adopted in Manchester are similar to what businesses and companies across the country have adopted, which help ensure that they can attract and retain the best employees possible.
“While Manchester’s new transgender inclusive health policy is important, we must also remember that New Hampshire does not have explicit laws protecting Granite Staters from discrimination based on their gender identity. That means transgender individuals can still be evicted from their homes, denied public services and be fired from their jobs, just because of who they are. This is wrong.”