VT Attorney General Donovan re-affirmed the commitment of his office and Vermont, to protect the civil rights of all Vermonters. His action was in response to President’s Trump announcement that he intends to revoke former President Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Rule. President Trump wants to return the decision to the states.
Attorney General Donovan stated: “It has been nearly ten years since Vermont outlawed gender identity discrimination. Since then, we’ve seen broad acceptance of Vermonters of all kinds and an overall embrace of our kids, who deserve our support. We will continue to support all of our kids and all Vermonters regardless of their gender identity. We will enforce our state laws against any one that attempts to deny Vermonters their right to fair treatment.”
It was Governor Jim Douglas in 2007 who signed Act 41, which prohibits gender identity discrimination in workplaces, housing, and places of public accommodation, including schools.