Allowing Discrimination in Public Spaces

TAKE ACTIONAllowing Discrimination in Public Spaces


New Hampshire state nondiscrimination law explicitly protects transgender people in employment, housing, public spaces (including restrooms), and public schools. Transgender people are our friends, neighbors, family and co-workers. They work hard, attend school, serve in the military, and pay taxes. When they walk into a school, library, or business open to the public, they should be treated like anyone else and not be discriminated against.

About the Bills

HB 396 would allow for discrimination against transgender people by banning them from using restrooms or locker rooms and participating in sports that align with their preferred gender identity. Bans such as these prohibit transgender youth from participating in typical daily activities and make them feel unwelcome in their communities, which leads to poorer mental health outcomes.

Take Action

Sign in to OPPOSE HB 396 (by midnight on 4/25)

  1. Go to the Senate Remote Sign-In Sheet on the GenCourt website. 
  2. Select the date: April 25
  3. Select the committee: Senate Judiciary
  4. Choose the bill number: HB 396
  5. Select "I am: a member of the public" unless one of the other labels is appropriate to you. 
  6. Fill in "I'm Representing: Myself" unless you are approved to represent another entity (i.e. your workplace or an organization).
  7. Select "I OPPOSE this bill." 
  8. "Continue" to fill in your personal information, then click continue again.

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Bill Statuses

The House passed HB 396 by a vote of 192-184. A vote of reconsideration also failed by a vote of 190-197. HB 396 has now crossed over to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold a public hearing on the bill on Thursday, April 25 at 9:00 am at the State House in Room 100. Sign in to OPPOSE the bill ahead of the hearing. 

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