Friday, 21 June 2013 15:53

Delaware House Passed Trans* Anti-Discrimination Bill

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In Delaware, the bill which prohibits discriminations against transgenders passed a new stage.


The House of Delaware indeed approved the bill by a 24-17 vote.


Thanks to this law, trans* people could be protected against discriminations as the law provides a protection based on gender identity and expression in employment, housing, insurance and public accommodations.


The Governor Jack Markell said before he would sign this bill into law. However, whereas usually after the House's approval, a bill is then submitted to the Governor for signature or not, an amendment was previously added to this bill to return to the Senate before going to the Governor's desk.


The amendment is supposed to assuage fears of opponents and defines gender identity as a "consistent and uniform assertion" that is not "asserted for any improper purpose."