Content Filed Under: Massachusetts

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Bay State.


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Jack Antonoff of Bleachers Urges Massachuestts to Vote Yes on 3 at Music Festival in Boston

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2018, 6:57 pm We're thrilled that The Ally Coalition and Bleachers teamed up to ensure that volunteers and activists from Freedom for All Massachusetts could spread the word about transgender equality.
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NowThis Video Highlights Importance of Defending Transgender Protections in MA This November

By Shane Stahl • August 20, 2018, 2:55 pm The video features campaign staffers and stories of those impacted by the existing protections.
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Business Community Comes Together in Boston to Support the Massachusetts Yes on 3 Campaign

By Shane Stahl • August 1, 2018, 1:50 pm Organizations across the state announced their endorsement of the Yes on 3 campaign to defend transgender public accommodations protections.
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Social Worker in Massachusetts: “The World is Wide Open for My Transgender Child”

July 20, 2018, 10:48 am Hinda Swartz of Holden, MA talks about raising her transgender son Mark, as well as why it's essential Massachusetts Vote YES on 3 to protect transgender people this November.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Major Wins in the Judiciary and MA Ballot Issue Receives Official Designation

By Shane Stahl • July 13, 2018, 3:43 pm The principle of nondiscrimination was upheld in HI and IA, and MA received it's rallying cry for this November's election: YES on 3!
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YES on 3: Massachusetts Campaign to Defend #TransLawMA Receives Official Ballot Designation

By Shane Stahl • July 12, 2018, 3:35 pm #TransLawMA was signed into law in 2016, but now faces a repeal effort after anti-LGBTQ opponents successfully petitioned the issue to the ballot.
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After 2 Years In Effect, Massachusetts Transgender Nondiscrimination Faces Huge Test

By Shane Stahl • July 6, 2018, 4:29 pm Celebrating 2 years of comprehensive statewide nondiscrimination protections, and emphasizing the importance of defending them this November.
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In State After State, Americans Reject Anti-Transgender Discrimination on the Ballot

By Shane Stahl • July 3, 2018, 10:28 am A compilation of instances where voters have rejected anti-transgender discrimination.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Governor Signs Protections Into Law, A Major Supreme Court Ruling, Litigation Updates, and New MA Polling

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:27 pm A compilation of weekly news regarding nondiscrimination for the first full week of June, 2018.
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In Lead-Up to November Vote, Slim Majority of MA Voters Support Keeping Transgender-Inclusive Public Accommodations Law

By Shane Stahl • June 5, 2018, 4:27 pm As the November 2018 election approaches, recent polling has found that a slim majority of Massachusetts voters support defending the state’s existing transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections in public accommodations.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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14 Years Ago Today, Same-Sex Couples Legally Married in the United States for the First Time

By Adam Polaski • May 17, 2018, 1:12 pm And yet fourteen years later, the fight remains for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. A majority of states do not have explicit, state-level protections from anti-LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces.
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Freedom For All Massachusetts Launches Campaign to Defend Transgender Dignity at the Ballot in November

By Shane Stahl • May 3, 2018, 1:03 pm Freedom For All Massachusetts (FFAM), the bipartisan coalition committed to defend the Bay State’s existing transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination law at the ballot this November, officially launched their campaign today, showing already strong support from a broad coalition of organizations and individuals.
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