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Welcome to the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights web site.

We are a state agency established by RSA 354-A for the purpose of eliminating discrimination in employment, public accommodations and the sale or rental of housing or commercial property, because of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability or national origin. The commission has the power to receive, investigate and pass upon complaints of illegal discrimination and to engage in research and education designed to promote good will and prevent discrimination.

Employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination is against the law in New Hampshire.

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A special meeting of the Commissioners for the NH Commission for Human Rights will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm at the Commission Office to discuss revisions to NH RSA 354-A for the purpose of proposing legislation in order to become a substantially equivalent state in order to qualify as a FHAP under the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s requirements.

 

NEW PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION POSTER FOR BUSINESS ENTERPRISES IN THE REQUIRED POSTERS SECTION.

 

Civil Rights 50th Anniversary July 2, 2014


Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964, a major piece of civil rights legislation, was originally proposed by President John F. Kennedy. Campaigns for the bill took off five days after his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963; newly sworn-in President Lyndon B. Johnson was determined to honor Kennedy.

The act was signed into law by Johnson on July 2, 1964, at the White House.

The act outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin in education, public spaces, voting, employment and labor unions.

Some of its features:

  •  Integration of schools, hotels, restaurants and other public accommodations
  •  Banning denial of service based on ethnicity
  •  Leading to establishment of organizations such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate complaints of
  • discrimination
  •  Paving the road for the Voting Rights of 1965, which protected minorities’ voting rights and eliminated literacy tests
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New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights
2 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301-8501
 
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