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Transgender Anti-discrimination Law Posted on Jul 15

The Massachusetts Legislature passed Bill S. 2407, “An Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination” on July 7, 2016. Governor Charlie Baker signed the legislation on July 8. The law goes into effect on October 1, 2016. The law will “extend protections against discrimination for gender identity   …Continue Reading Transgender Anti-discrimination Law

Transgender People and Amended Birth Certificates Posted on Aug 26

Massachusetts law was amended effective August 1, 2015, so that a person can request an amended birth certificate after “completion of medical intervention for the purpose of permanent sex reassignment.” Previously, the law had required the completion of “sex reassignment surgery.”  The new law is St.   …Continue Reading Transgender People and Amended Birth Certificates

Transgender protections added to MGL 151B Posted on Jun 4

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Bill H 3625 that would add gender identity as a group protected from discrimination in the Boston housing market.  Currently MGL c. 151B prohibits discrimination in several areas including race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, handicap, source of income   …Continue Reading Transgender protections added to MGL 151B