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NHDP Statement on House Democrats Defeat of SB272

CONCORD, NH — Today, New Hampshire House Democrats successfully blocked SB 272, an extreme bill that would forcibly “out” transgender students in New Hampshire and is a part of a far-right agenda by NH GOP legislators.

In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:

"Today, we breathe a sigh of relief as New Hampshire House Democrats defeated SB 272, a bill poised to threaten and marginalize our transgender youth. This victory signals our unwavering commitment to inclusivity, respect, and equality, and our resolve to protect all students in New Hampshire.

“However, this struggle shows the extreme legislative efforts of the New Hampshire Republicans who have ceaselessly championed this divisive bill. We must remember this episode in November and to hold these extreme legislators accountable for their attempts to sow seeds of division and fear.

“Even as we remain vigilant against future threats to the rights of our LGBTQ+ community, our resolve is stronger than ever. New Hampshire Democrats will continue to stand in solidarity with all who contributed to this victory. Let this be a message that New Hampshire will always strive to uphold the rights and dignity of all its citizens."

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