Hawaii?s LGBT residents celebrate this new law that will protect employees.
Tom Wagner from The Human Rights Campaign reports:
the Hawaii State Senate passed employment protections based on gender identity and expression by a 22-2 vote. The bill contained amendments and will now go back to the House for concurrence before heading to Governor Abercrombie?s desk for his signature.
?The march towards full equality in the Aloha State continues,? said Alan Spector, Equality Hawaii Co-Chair. ?Providing employment protections to transgender citizens in Hawaii is a victory for civil rights and equal treatment under the law for all residents of our great state.?
?Following the passage of civil unions for Hawaii?s gay and lesbian residents, the enactment of employment protections for the state?s transgender people is another step forward in our fight towards equality in the Aloha State,? said HRC President Joe Solmonese. ?No one should be denied employment possibilities because of who they are, regardless of their gender identity or expression.?