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Transgender Equal Rights Bill to get hearing in June
Transgender Equal Rights Bill to get hearing in June
by Hannah Clay Wareham
Associate Editor
Friday May 6, 2011

A hearing for An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights -- also known as the Transgender Equal Rights bill -- has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. in Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

Passage of this important bill would add gender identity and expression to existing Massachusetts civil rights laws.

Current laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, and marital status in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and credit.

Members of the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition working to pass the bill include: Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC); MassEquality; Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD); National Association of Social Workers, MA; Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus; National Organization for Women, MA; ACLU of Massachusetts; and Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.

MassEquality encouraged supporters of the bill to submit written, rather than oral, testimony on the legislation to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary by May 16.

To submit your testimony, please mail a copy to each of the Committee Chairs:


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