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Monthly Archives: June 2014

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

Anti-Shackling Bill Signed into Law Posted on Jun 3

Governor Deval Patrick signed an anti-shackling bill into law on May 15, 2014, making Massachusetts the 21st state to abolish the harmful and brutal practice of restraining incarcerated women who are pregnant, in labor, or in the postpartum period. The law, St. 2014, c.103, “An Act   …Continue Reading Anti-Shackling Bill Signed into Law