Working for Trans Protection Legislation in MA
Legislation to protect citizens from discrimination based on gender identity or expression is pending in Massachusetts. A hearing before the MA Joint Committee on the Judiciary for MA HB 1722, “An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes,” took place on March 4, 2008. GLAD Attorney Jennifer Levi presented testimony in favor of the bill.
From The Boston Globe: Governor Patrick Backs Bill
On the blog: Jennifer Levi’s thoughts on testifying
Read The text of HB 1722 [PDF]
Read Attorney Jennifer Levi’s testimony in support of MA HB 1722 [PDF]
Read AG Coakley’s Letter in Support of HB 1722 [PDF]
Fact sheet about the legislation [PDF]
Visit Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition for further information.