In an historic move, the Transgender Equal Rights Bill was released from the Joint Committee on the Judiciary this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 15.
It is the first time that the bill has been released from the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
"This bill includes essential protections for transgender residents, who are not currently protected in any areas of the Commonwealth’s civil rights laws," said Gunner Scott, executive director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. "We strongly urge the House and Senate to quickly pass this bill."
"We are deeply grateful to our champions in the House and Senate, State Representatives Carl Sciortino and Byron Rushing and State Senators Ben Downing and Sonia Chang-Diaz," said Kara Suffredini, executive director of MassEquality. "We are also appreciative of Joint Judiciary Chairs State Representative Gene O’Flaherty and State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem for their work on this bill."
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