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New Anti-Discrimination Law in Effect in Massachusetts

This article was published on: 07/10/16 2:46 PM by Curt

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed compromise legislation into law on Friday. The new anti-discrimination law passed by the Massachusetts state House and Senate this week, gives transgender people the right to use public restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identities, regardless of their sex at birth.

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) will adopt policies to enforce its provisions.

This compromise legislation extends additional protections to the commonwealth’s transgender community, and includes language to address the public safety concerns expressed by some by requiring the attorney general to issue regulations to protect against people abusing the law.

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