Sununu signs transgender anti-discrimination bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination.

The law bans discrimination based on gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations, in addition to the protections that already exist based on race, sex, religion and sexual orientation.

Sununu, a Republican, said Friday that discrimination - in any form - is unacceptable and "runs contrary to New Hampshire's 'Live Free or Die' spirit."

Lawmakers tabled a virtually identical bill last year, leaving New Hampshire the only New England state without such protections.

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