Post Content

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 and military status.

In the city of Boston, discriminatory housing practices are prohibited. Regulations promulgated pursuant to this statute and chapter ten of the city of Boston Ordinances of 1982, as amended, enumerate the discriminatory practices; provided, however, that no practice shall be prohibited hereunder unless such practice is also prohibited by the Federal Fair Housing Act or chapter one hundred and fifty-one B of the General Laws.

More information on discrimination can be found on our page Massachusetts Law About Discrimination.

Tags: ,

Recent Posts

New Law Gives Added Protections for Persons with Disabilities posted on Feb 20

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law on February 13, 2020 which gives more protections to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Chapter 19 of the Acts of 2020 establishes a registry for caretakers in Massachusetts who have been found to have caused serious physical   …Continue Reading New Law Gives Added Protections for Persons with Disabilities

Real Estate Recording Fees to be Increased posted on Dec 10

Under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 44B section 8,  real property conveyance documents recorded at the Registry of Deeds are subject to a Community Preservation Act surcharge.  This law was amended by chapter 41 sections 29 and 30 of the Acts of 2019.  Effective December 31,   …Continue Reading Real Estate Recording Fees to be Increased

Portraits in Massachusetts Law: Lucy Stone posted on Nov 13

Portraits in Massachusetts Law: Lucy Stone

Portraits in Massachusetts Law is a regular feature of Massachusetts Law Updates. These pages provide links to biographical information abut people who have been particularly important in legal history in Massachusetts, as our government took shape in the cauldron of the American Revolution and grew and changed throughout   …Continue Reading Portraits in Massachusetts Law: Lucy Stone