The French senate voted unanimously last week to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. A number of impassioned speeches preceded the important vote, including from Sen. Michelle Miller (Socialist Party):
“Transgender people have alerted us to high frequency of harassment and assaults they experience, particularly during the transition period that can last several years. It seems necessary to me to complete the law on discrimination and to add recognition of transphobia.”
Establishing legal protections are an important first step to reducing anti-trans discrimination, a step the U.S. has yet to take.