Dec 18, 2015

The Human Rights Campaign ranked most of New Hampshire’s biggest cities below average when it comes to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens. 

Jul 01, 2016

On Thursday, June 30 Gov. Maggie Hassan issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity. 

gender identity transgender
Feb 22, 2017

On Tuesday, February 21 a House committee received four hours of public testimony on a bill that would prohibit discrimination against transgender individuals.

Learn more about gay and transgender rights in New Hampshire.

religious rights, religion, discrimination, equality
May 15, 2017

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is a federal law intended to protect the right of individuals to follow their beliefs.

The RFRA, passed in 1993, says that national laws can only limit a person's exercise of religion if there is "a compelling government interest" and there is no other way to satisfy that interest.

Jan 15, 2017

This year, several legislators are sponsoring a 2017 bill to include gender identity as part of the state’s anti-discrimination policies.

2018 bills
Sep 12, 2017

Last week New Hampshire legislators started filing requests for 2018 bills.  Here are some of the highlights so far.

Medicaid Expansion

One of the first bill requests would continue New Hampshire's expanded Medicaid program.  Without legislation, New Hampshire's program will end December 31, 2018. 

age discrimination
Sep 12, 2017

With fewer babies being born since the 1980s and people living longer, the older generation represents a large pool of potential employees in the United States. In fact, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont have the top three oldest populations in the country.

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