Content Filed Under: TransLawMA

News and information on the municipal nondiscrimination law in Massachusetts, which opponents are attempting to repeal in the 2018 election.


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."
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Bill to Ensure Full Protections for Transgender People in Massachusetts Clears Key Committee

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2016, 3:41 pm This morning, May 2, the Massachusetts Joint Judiciary Committee voted in favor of advancing SB 735/HB 1577, the transgender protections bill that has been pending for months in the Massachusetts legislature.
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Massachusetts Republican Governor Baker Supports Transgender Access to Public Restrooms

By Megan Clayton • April 21, 2016, 10:32 pm In a Boston Globe piece posted last night, a spokesperson for Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker reiterated his opposition to discrimination and—for the first time ever—affirmed that the Republican Governor believes transgender people should be able to use the restroom consistent with who they are.

Transgender Teen in Massachusetts Delivers Moving Testimony in Favor of Full Protections

April 6, 2016, 5:08 pm Brandon Adams, a transgender teenager from Framingham, Massachusetts, testified in front of legislators about the challenges he faced in a state that doesn’t protect him from discrimination in public places.

Mother of a Transgender Daughter Calls for Non-Discrimination in Massachusetts

February 25, 2016, 12:52 pm "Today I am here to pave the road for equality for my child and for all other transgender people of all ages who walk beside her, and who will follow in her footsteps."

The First Openly Transgender Elected Official in Massachusetts Calls for Full Protections

February 24, 2016, 4:28 pm "Ultimately, we just want to be able to feel safe while being who we are. This is what we want. And this is what these laws do."
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New England Professional Sports Teams Announce Support of MA Transgender Bill

January 11, 2016, 2:26 pm Today the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins, and TD Garden announced their support of a bill that would protect transgender people in Massachusetts from discrimination in public places, joining the Boston Red Sox, which announced its support in November.
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FFAA Proud to Support New Massachusetts Campaign to Secure Non-Discrimination Protections for Transgender Bay Staters

By Freedom for All Americans • June 24, 2015, 10:01 am Freedom for All Americans is supporting Freedom Massachusetts, a new campaign launched today that will work to update the state’s nondiscrimination law to include gender identity protections for public accommodations – the places all of us are when not at home, work or school.