Date: 
Jun 08, 2015

New Hampshire's Senators Kelly Ayotte (R) and Jeanne Shaheen (D) are cosponsoring the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a bill that requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees.

Date: 
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. 

Date: 
Jul 26, 2016

Last week, an Oregon doughnut shop placed an advertisement for a barista which included a requirement that applicants have "no non-medical, non-religious dietary restrictions." The ad clarifies that the store calls for t

Date: 
Jan 23, 2017

Rep. Eric Schleien is sponsoring a 2017 a bill that prohibits conversion therapy for anyone under age eighteen. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

gender identity transgender
Date: 
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
Date: 
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.

Date: 
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
Date: 
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. 

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