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Vermont Expands Anti-Discrimination Protections

Jim Burroway

May 23rd, 2007

Vermont’s Republican Governor Jim Douglas yesterday signed a bill into law which grants anti-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity in employment, public accommodations, housing, insurance and credit services. The bill had passed both houses of the Vermont legislature with extremely strong bipartisan support. Vermont had already changed its anti-discrimination law to to include sexual orientation in 1991.

When the law becomes effective on July 1, 2007, Vermont will join California, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Washington, and the District of Columbia in banning workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Colorado, Iowa and Oregon have also passed similar measures this year.



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