Monday, April 18, 2011

Good Day for Equality: AB 211 Passed Assembly

(Also at Nevada Progressive)

Here's some actual good news to come out of Carson City today: AB 211 passed!

OK... So? So... This.

As of today, it's still "legal" to fire transgender people from work for no good reason. AB 211 will change that if passed and signed into law. We're now about 1/3 of the way there with Assembly passage, so now we need full Senate passage, then preferably a signature from The Governor. (If Sandoval vetoes, then we need at least 2/3 support from each house of The Legislature to override.)

So now is the perfect time to contact your State Senator and let them know you want AB 211 passed.

1 comment:

  1. I wish to offer a special thank you to Asm. Aizley, Chairman Atkinson, Speaker Oceguera, and the three supportive Assembly Republicans who were able to see our common and shared humanity beyond the fearful slurs. We all deserve justice and dignity, and our government exists as a bulwark against the kind of discriminatory tyranny many transgender Nevadans face in their social lives. We all gain -- economically, spiritually, and otherwise -- when we are all participating in the work of building community. AB211 is a step in the direction of liberty and justice for all.