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Transgender Job Protection Bill Passes Assembly

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has approved a measure to protect transgender people from employment discrimination .Lawmakers voted 29-13 today on Las Vegas Democratic Assemblyman Paul Aizley’s bill, AB211,  to add gender identity or expression to a list of characteristics employers may not discriminate against.

Several transgendered individuals testified that they have a more difficult time gaining employment because of their appearance.  Assemblyman Aizley testified that there are nearly 25,000 transgendered people in the Silver State.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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