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Your Rights as an LGBTQ person in New Hampshire

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people have rights in New Hampshire.

Discrimination
Parenting
Health Care
HIV/AIDS
Transgender Rights
Youth

Discrimination:

In New Hampshire,

  • state law bans discrimination in employment, credit, and housing, based on sexual orientation.
  • state law bans discrimination in public accommodations like restaurants or stores based on sexual orientation.
  • state law bans discrimination in employment,

    and housing based on gender identity or expression.

  • state law bans discrimination in public accommodations like restaurants or stores based on gender identity or expression.

Parenting:  

In New Hampshire,

  • a single gay, lesbian, or bisexual person can adopt a child.
  • a person in a same-sex relationship can adopt their partner’s biological child.
  • state law provides other legal recognition of parent-child relationships.

Health Care:

In New Hampshire,

  • most insurers must cover transition-related health care.
  • there is no state-specific bulletin about transition-related health care.
  • state law bans discrimination in health care on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

HIV/AIDS:

In New Hampshire,

  • it is not a crime to transmit HIV.
  • an HIV testing law protects against coerced and/or uninformed HIV testing.
  • state law protects privacy of HIV status.
  • state law bans discrimination based on HIV status.

Transgender Rights: 

In New Hampshire,

  • there is a straightforward way to change gender on a driver’s license or state ID.
  • there is not a straightforward way to change gender on birth certificates.
  • a state law is in progress to ban discrimination in employment, credit, and housing, based on gender identity or expression.
  • a state law is in progress to ban discrimination in public accommodations (like restaurants or stores) based on gender identity or expression.
  • there is state guidance for schools on fair treatment for transgender students.
  • most insurers must cover transition-related health care.
  • there is no state-specific bulletin regarding transition-related health care.

Youth:

New Hampshire,

  • has an LGBTQ-inclusive anti-bullying law
  • has state guidance for school on fair treatment for transgender students.
  • protects the formation of non-curricular Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) groups in schools.
  • does not ban the practice of conversion therapy for minors.

Know Your Rights as an LGBTQ Student in New Hampshire

Learn more from GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD).

 

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Date: 
July 2018
Author: 
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

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