House gives initial nod to school anti-discrimination bill
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The New Hampshire House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill aimed at better protecting students from discrimination.
The bill would prohibit discrimination against students in public schools based on age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, marital status, familial status, disability, religion or national origin. Supporters said there is a gap in existing law when it comes to students because while federal anti-discrimination laws apply in schools, the state’s new civil rights unit in the attorney general’s office does not have jurisdiction over such matters.