Jun 30, 2016 11:34 AM

Hassan issues anti-discrimination order on gender identity

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination in state government on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.

The order, released Thursday, requires state agencies to review and revise their anti-discrimination policies as necessary. It also requires the departments of Justice and Administrative Service to review and revise to state contract language to include protections against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.

The order also requires the Division of Personnel to provide guidance to state agencies in implementing the order by Sept. 15.

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