DOVER, Del. - A bill protecting transgender people by outlawing discrimination based on gender identity could soon be voted into law, but first it's heading back to the Senate.
Representatives voted to amend the bill to address concerns from lawmakers that the bill could be misused by non-transgender people.
"By a vote of 24 to 17, SB 97, as amended, has been passed the House. It now heads back to the Senate for re-consideration," tweeted by Delaware State House, @DEHouseMinority.
The House earlier tweeted that "Testimony indicates DMV will issue driver's licenses based on gender ID, but Corrections Dept. will jail prisoners based on biology."
The legislation, first approved by the Senate last week, would add gender identity to the existing list of protected nondiscrimination categories, including race, age, religion and sexual orientation.