Recognizing that all people deserve the right to fully participate in the social, civic, and economic life of our communities, Senator Maggie Hassan has long fought to advance the rights of LGBTQ Granite Staters.
During her time in the New Hampshire State Senate, Senator Hassan led efforts to make New Hampshire one of the first states in the nation to pass marriage equality. As Governor, she issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination in state government hiring and contracting on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.
Senator Hassan is continuing to fight for progress and advancing the rights of LGBTQ Granite Staters and all Americans. She supports the Equality Act, which would provide federal non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans, she is working to crack down on the dangerous and fraudulent practice of “conversion therapy,” and she will stand firm against any attempt to undermine marriage equality or roll back LGBTQ rights.
July 13, 2017
Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 71 of their congressional colleagues today to introduce the Refund Equality Act of 2017. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples - who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly - are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since January 1, 2010.Read More
June 02, 2017
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month:Read More
May 19, 2017
WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored the Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act (FDCA) of 2017, introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative JoshGottheimer (NJ-5), amending the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit credit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.Read More
May 02, 2017
Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 44 Senators to re-introduce historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. The bill would explicitly ban discrimination in a host of areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, access to credit, and federal funding. The bill would also add protections against sex discrimination in parts of anti-discrimination laws where these protections had not been included previously, including in public accommodations and federal funding.Read More
February 27, 2017
Statement from Senator Hassan Following Her Meeting with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch
WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after meeting with President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch:Read More
February 22, 2017
WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the Trump administration rescinding protections for transgender students in public schools.Read More