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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Bay State.


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Why We Must Defend Transgender Protections in Massachusetts

October 14, 2016, 10:42 am This speech was written by Kaden Mohamed and delivered on October 13, 2016 in Massachusetts as part of the campaign to defend the transgender protections law in Massachusetts – #TransLawMA.
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Question Seeking to Repeal #TransLawMA Qualifies for 2018 Ballot

By Adam Polaski • October 11, 2016, 5:30 pm Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin announced this afternoon that opponents of transgender equality have collected sufficient signatures to qualify support the proposed initiative for the ballot.
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It’s Official: Massachusetts is the 18th State With Full LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2016, 5:32 pm Today, for the first time in the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, transgender people are fully equal under Massachusetts’ state law.
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Chair of Notre Dame’s LGBT Alumni Group Calls for Greater Inclusion in the Catholic Church

September 30, 2016, 11:34 am This Sunday, October 2, Jack Bergen will walk in line with dozens of other LGBT Catholics and allies for a special Pilgrimage of Mercy event in New York City to call on Catholic bishops and institutions across the country to embrace greater compassion for LGBT Catholics.
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Anti-LGBT Opponents in Massachusetts Mount Effort to Repeal Critical Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 11:46 am If the opposition gathers several thousand signatures in the next 78 days, the motion to repeal #TransBillMA will go to a vote for the November 2018 ballot.
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Massachusetts Becomes 18th State to Secure Full Transgender Protections

By Megan Clayton • July 8, 2016, 3:10 pm Moments ago, Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation into law extending full protections to transgender Bay Staters by updating the state's public accommodation law to prohibit gender identity discrimination. With his signature, Massachusetts officially becomes the 18th state in the nation to secure full, comprehensive protections for transgender Bay Staters.
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Freedom Massachusetts Honored by the City of Cambridge for Helping Pass Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections

By Megan Clayton • June 23, 2016, 1:17 pm Freedom Massachusetts, which recently helped lead the charge to update Massachusetts law to ensure explicit protections for transgender people in public places, is being honored by the City of Cambridge.
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VICTORY: Massachusetts Approves Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections, Now Poised for Final Passage

By Adam Polaski • June 1, 2016, 5:57 pm The vote today marks a huge victory – especially in a year when transgender Americans’ fundamental freedoms have been debated, attacked, and endangered.
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TODAY: Massachusetts House to Hold Decisive Vote on Transgender Protections Bill

By Adam Polaski • June 1, 2016, 10:05 am Following nearly a year-long full-court press to pass full non-discrimination protections for transgender people in Massachusetts, the Massachusetts House today is expected to debate and vote on #TransBillMA, a bill to ensure no transgender person faces discrimination in public spaces in the Bay State.
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For Transgender Graduate, Passage of Transgender Protections Bill Would Mean Safety and Security at Home

May 31, 2016, 3:50 pm Andrew is also looking forward to passage of the transgender protections bill, known as #TransBillMA. "This bill would send a really strong message to transgender people living in the state, but also to the country, that we aren't going to buy the hysteria that surrounds this legislation so often."
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Massachusetts Governor Baker Says He’d Sign Transgender Protections Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 31, 2016, 2:47 pm Big News! Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, said today that should a bill to extend full non-discrimination protections to transgender people in Massachusetts reach his desk, he would sign it into law.
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Parents of Transgender Son in Massachusetts Celebrate New National Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 16, 2016, 12:04 pm The interview came just one day after a historic vote on a bill to establish full transgender non-discrimination protections in Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Protect Transgender Residents from Discrimination

By Megan Clayton • May 12, 2016, 3:33 pm Today the Massachusetts Senate overwhelmingly passed SB 735, a bill that would ensure explicit protections for transgender people in public places statewide, including public restrooms. Current Massachusetts law prohibits gender identity discrimination in employment, housing and credit—but not public accommodations.
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Today in Massachusetts: Senators Will Debate and Vote on Transgender Protections Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2016, 10:45 am It's an exciting week in Massachusetts! This week in the Bay State, a bill to extend full non-discrimination protections to transgender people will be debated and voted on by the state Senate.
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With Momentum Building for #TransBillMA, Department of Corrections Sergeant Calls for Bill’s Passage

May 10, 2016, 10:07 am "It's just crazy that here I am, a law enforcement officer who can be denied entry to any public space because of who I am."