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--- Quote ---Senate approves gender identity nondiscrimination bill
By Ross Sneyd, Associated Press Writer  |
 May 3, 2006

MONTPELIER, Vt. --A bill that would prohibit discrimination based on someone's gender identity or expression won approval in the Senate on Wednesday, boosting chances that it will pass this session.

The bill would make it illegal to deny someone a job, a home or other public accommodations because he or she had gone through a sex change operation or because a person presented himself or herself in a different gender.

"This has nothing to do with morality," said Senate Majority Leader John Campbell, D-Windsor. "This has everything to do with understanding and compassion."


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