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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 15:29

Hawaii Could Pass Ban Of Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

Written by  E-Li

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Hawaii is still advancing more and more LGBT rights, the Hawaii House voted a project of law which would protect from discriminations during employment based on the gender identity.

The law of Hawaii already protects transgenders in housing and public housing and prohibits discriminations based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public housing. The Senate initially approved legislation HB 546 Sd1, then the House has just accepted it by a vote of 45-4 with 2 abstentions. The governor also indicated that he would sign it.

“Today is a great day for all residents of Hawaii,” said Alan Spector, Equality Hawaii co-chair

“Providing employment protections to transgender people in Hawaii is a victory for civil rights.  The people of this state should be judged on the quality of work they do and not on who they are — that’s what this legislation guarantees.”


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