First, Hawaii legalized civil unions.
Then its Senate confirmed a lesbian to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
And now this.
Last week the Hawaii Senate voted 22-2 to extend employment protections to transgender people.
Oh, but they did. Now all the legislation needs is Governor Neil Abercrombie’s signature.
The new law will prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of gender identity. And, when it becomes law–since Abercrombie seems poised to sign it–Hawaii will join 12 other states, and the District of Columbia, in providing transgender employment, housing and public accommodation protections.
Twelve down. Thirtty-eight to go. Equality marches on.