AG: Vermont protects transgender community

first_imgVermont Business Magazine In response to the President’s announcement that he intends to rollback protections for transgender students, Attorney General Donovan re-affirmed the commitment of his office and the State of Vermont, to protecting the civil rights of all Vermonters. Governor Jim Douglas signed Act 41, in May 2007, which prohibits gender identity discrimination in workplaces, housing, and places of public accommodation, including schools. Vermont students have been entitled to those protections even before the Obama Administration took a position on transgender rights. Those rights survive any decision by the current Administration.Attorney General Donovan stated: “It has been nearly ten years since Vermont outlawed gender identity discrimination. Since then, we’ve seen broad acceptance of Vermonters of all kinds and an overall embrace of our kids, who deserve our support. We will continue to support all of our kids and all Vermonters regardless of their gender identity. We will enforce our state laws against any one that attempts to deny Vermonters their right to fair treatment.”Vermont AG: Feb 23, 2017last_img read more