Nine of the 14 North Country representatives voting favored a bill under which New Hampshire employers could not prohibit their workers from discussing how much they are paid.
The bill, H.B. 1188, passed 183 – 125 on Wednesday and now goes to the Senate.
Supporters argued the bill is a step toward ensuring men and women are paid equally for comparable work.
Opponents agreed that it is wrong for employers to discriminate based on gender, but argued allowing workers to discuss how much they are paid could cause discord in the workplace, according to The Associated Press.
Those voting in favor of the bill were:
Rebecca Brown, Sugar Hill, Democrat
Gary Coulombe, Berlin Democrat
Larry Enman, Errol, Democrat
Susan Ford, Easton, Democrat
Linda Massimilla, Littleton, Democrat
Wayne Moynihan, Dummer, Democrat
Herb Richardson, Lancaster, Republican
Robert Theberge, Berlin, Democrat
Yvonne Thomas, Berlin, Democrat
Those voting against the bill were:
Brad Bailey, Monroe, Republican
Ralph Doolan, Littleton, Republican
Edmond Gionet, Lincoln, Republican
Larry Rappaport , Colebrook, Republican
Leon Rideout, Lancaster, Republican
Those excused from voting were:
Marcia Hammon, Whitefield, Democrat
William Hatch, Gorham, Democrat
To see votes on other bills go here.