TITLE: "An Act adding to the powers and duties of the State Commission for Human Rights; and relating to and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression."
Senate Bill 131 expands current anti-discrimination statutes to include protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Similar provisions already prohibit discrimination based upon race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sex, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood.
Senate Bill 131 would protect citizens from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, financing or credit based upon sexual orientation and gender identity.
***Health and Social Services Senate Committee Hearing***
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 1:30 pm
We need people to testify over the phone about your support for this legislation and why it is important to you. It can just be a simple statement of support. Please consider calling in or stopping by your nearest Legislative Information Office (LIO).
Testify in Person In Juneau or via LIO near you
If you are in Juneau the room is BUTROVICH 205. For a comprehensive list of LIO locations please visit: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/misc/lios.php
Call or Email the Committee Members ASAP
Not able to make the hearing or testify? Please send a short email to the following Senators today explaining why you support this legislation or just send a quick note of encouragement to vote in support of this legislation for a better Alaska. Please include your full contact information when emailing a legislator or speaking to someone at their office. It is important each of these legislators hear from us.
Southeast Islands, Ketchikan/Wrangell
Homer/South Kenai, Kenai/Soldotna
Fairbanks/Wainwright, City of Fairbanks
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