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Massachusetts GOP Governor Signs Transgender Rights Bill ABC News  •  July 8, 2016 Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill into law Friday guaranteeing that transgender people can use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities. Baker said no one should be discriminated against in Massachusetts because of their identity. Massachusetts becomes the
MA Court Rules against Catholic High School that Rescinded Job Offer to Married Gay Man Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders  •  December 17, 2015 In a first-of-its-kind decision, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge has ruled that Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls’ high school, discriminated against Matthew Barrett on the basis of sexual orientation and sex when it rescinded its offer of the job of food services manager to him because he
Executive Order Makes LGBT-Owned Companies Preferred Contractors In Massachusetts The New Civil Rights Movement  •  November 13, 2015 Massachusetts’ Republican governor, Charlie Baker, (photo above) has issued an executive order mandating the state add LGBT-owned businesses to its Supplier Diversity Program, making Massachusetts the first state with an affirmative action program for LGBT companies. The Supplier Diversi
NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES: Freedom Massachusetts Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition  •  June 24, 2015 There’s no place for discrimination in Massachusetts, Fran. That’s why today, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition is proud to stand alongside our allies and leading businesses across the state to launch Freedom Massachusetts—the bipartisan campaign to ensure transgender Bay State
Swampscott, Massachusetts Passes Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Policy Human Rights Campaign  •  February 20, 2015 Following a unanimous vote, Swampscott is now the twelfth Massachusetts jurisdiction to add gender identity protections to its public accommodations nondiscrimination policy. Across the country, cities like Swampscott are fueling the movement toward full LGBT inclusion. Though Massachusetts state la
Governor-elect of Massachusetts Opposes Expansion of Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections Mass Live  •  December 16, 2014 Massachusetts governor-elect Charlie Baker would not support expanding the state’s nondiscrimination law to add protections for transgender people in public accommodations, such as restaurants or theaters. Massachusetts is the only state with gender identity protections in employment and housi
Newton, Massachusetts Passes Gender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance Newton TAB Blog  •  September 16, 2014 Newton, Massachusetts voted to specifically include people who are transgender in its nondiscrimination ordinance. Salem, Brookline, Somerville and Worcester also passed transgender inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances this past summer, joining Boston, Cambridge, Northampton, and Amherst. Massachu
Salem, Massachusetts Passes Transgender Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance The Rainbow Times  •  February 18, 2014 The Salem, Massachusetts City Council unanimously passed a transgender inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Massachusetts is the only state where LGBT individuals are protected in housing and employment, but where only sexual orientation is included in public accommodations. This local ordinance p