Hawaii is 13th State to Ban Discrimination Based On Gender Identity and Expression

On Monday, Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law HB 546, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in employment and as a matter of public policy.  According to the Human Rights Campaign, one-quarter of U.S. States and in excess of 125 cities and countries now have similar laws.

Hawaii has had bans on discrimination based upon sexual orientation since 1991.

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copyright 2011 Irene C. Olszewski

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2 comments on “Hawaii is 13th State to Ban Discrimination Based On Gender Identity and Expression

  1. Marty says:

    I’m pleased to see that there are 13 states on board with ending discrimination against gender identity and expression. I can’t help but wonder why it’s taking so long for the other states to pass such laws.

    • Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. says:

      I agree, Marty. But it’s slow going in the LGBT legal world. At least progress is being made. We can be grateful for that much.

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