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


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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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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: A New Campaign Launches, Existing Campaigns Move Forward, and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Continue in CO and OK

By Shane Stahl • April 20, 2018, 4:46 pm What you might have missed in LGBTQ nondiscrimination news and highlights for the week of April 15, including stories from Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts.
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Reflecting on Big Victories and Advances for LGBTQ Equal Treatment on Give OUT Day

By Shane Stahl • April 19, 2018, 9:29 am Freedom For All Americans reflects on the work we've done throughout 2017 and 2018 to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in time for 2018's National Give Out Day.
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Local Steps Forward: Momentum for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Nationwide Builds in Cities & Towns This Spring

By Shane Stahl • April 12, 2018, 2:04 pm A roundup of steps taken toward LGBTQ equal treatment in cities, towns, and municipalities during the month of March, 2018.
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Following Anchorage Ballot Win, Spotlight Turns to ‘The Next Transgender Rights Battleground’

By Shane Stahl • April 11, 2018, 4:14 pm An article from Politico sums up the fight in Massachusetts to protect transgender people at the ballot this November, calling the Bay State "the next transgender rights battleground."
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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Eye on the Opposition: 3 Anti-Transgender Campaign Ads Have Been Discredited in Recent Weeks

By Shane Stahl • March 29, 2018, 12:56 pm Recent ads placed by anti-LGBTQ groups and coalitions in MA and AK have been discredited, and in two cases, called out for featuring establishments without their permission.
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Local Steps Forward: Strong Movement on Local Protections, But Challenges Still Exist

By Shane Stahl • March 1, 2018, 3:14 pm February saw positive moves in Texas, Indiana, and Wyoming, but an unfortunate setback in Wisconsin. Our Local Steps Forward roundup for February, 2018.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Historic Hearings, Bipartisan Support Grows, and Combatting More Bad Bills

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 5:28 pm The latest news about LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination in the states, from the week of January 29-February 2!
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In State of the Union Response, Rep. Joe Kennedy III Expresses Strong Support for Transgender Americans

By Adam Polaski • January 30, 2018, 11:02 pm "As if the parent who lies awake terrified that their transgender son will be beaten and bullied at school is any more or less legitimate..."