Delaware just passed and signed into law new protections for its transgender citizens. Joe.My.God reports:
This afternoon Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a transgender rights bill into law hours after it was approved by the state Senate. The Washington Blade reports: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell on Wednesday signed a bill that will add gender identity and expression to his state’s anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws. “Discrimination on basis of gender identity is inherently wrong,” he said. “Legislation to prohibit it is inherently right.” The state Senate by an 11-9 vote margin earlier in the day approved an amended version of Senate Bill 97 that passed in the Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday.
It’s a good reminder, as we wait in the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decisions, that there’s still a lot of work to do on other issues of importance to the LGBT community. And they don’t need to be mutually exclusive.