Some great news as we finish out 2017 and head into the next legislative session: Lawmakers have officially filed #TransBillNH for the 2018 legislative session! This year, it will be House Bill 1319, and will be heard in the Judiciary Committee some time between mid-January and the end of February.
This year, we built real momentum. For the first time in nearly a decade, a bill to protect transgender people advanced all the way to the House floor, where a bipartisan group of 179 lawmakers stood in support of fairness and freedom. And just yesterday we learned the Governor will create a new advisory council to study discrimination—including anti-transgender discrimination.
That momentum came directly from transgender Granite Staters, family members and other allies who told powerful stories of discrimination—and changed the hearts and minds of many lawmakers in the process.
We can capture that same momentum in 2018 and take our movement even further. But we need your help.
The most urgent thing we need before the committee hears our bill is testifiers: Transgender people, their families and fair-minded Granite Staters who can speak directly to lawmakers about why it’s time to explicitly protect transgender people from discrimination.