Assembly Gives Final OK to Transgender Bill

CARSON CITY, Nev.-- The Nevada Assembly has given final legislative approval to a bill expanding employment anti-discrimination protections to include gender identity and expression.

Tuesday's action by the Assembly sends AB211 to Gov. Brian Sandoval. Backers say 13 other states include transgender discrimination in employment protections. State law already bars discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation and other attributes. Two other transgender bills are still making their way through the Nevada Legislature. SB331 prohibits discrimination against a transgender person in any place of "public accommodation," such as a store, bar or restaurant. SB368 would prohibit discrimination against transgender people in housing transactions such as renting or selling a home.

Both have passed the Senate and are awaiting action in the Assembly. 

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