Discrimination protection for gender identity?
Should NH add gender identity to state anti-discrimination laws?
Discussion held on Citizens Count NH website and Facebook page December 5, 2017
What Participants Said
No: 181 people were opposed to adding gender identity to state anti-discrimination laws.
- “No. There are only two genders, male and female.”
- “No… ‘Gender identity’ is far too ambiguous a term. It's going to create far more problems than it solves.”
- “No. We already have a discrimination law. Breaking it out into more factors and creating a special law is discrimination in itself.”
Yes: 64 people were in favor of adding gender identity to state anti-discrimination laws.
- “Yes, because we all deserve to be treated equally and gender identity is a fundamental human right. Some of my dearest friends and some of our greatest people are transgender persons.”
- “Gender is not binary, and it should not be legal to discriminate [against] those who express a non-binary gender.”
- “Yes. Let’s end discrimination once and for all.”
Other: 23 people commented on related questions and issues instead.
- Mental health: “What this state really needs is better funding for mental illness.”
- Discrimination in general: “You could probably even ask your grandparents about discrimination and how it effected [sic] them.”
- Defining gender: “Gender is a completely social construct, sex is determined by organs.”
*Editor selection of actual participant quotes.