Content Filed Under: TransLawMA

News and information on the municipal nondiscrimination law in Massachusetts, which opponents are attempting to repeal in the 2018 election.


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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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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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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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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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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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Opinion Round-Up: Publications Across the Country Publish Editorials for Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 9, 2018, 5:41 pm As we enter the second week of 2018, several editorials – including pieces by the editorial boards of two key New England papers – have already declared their support of non-discrimination laws in several states.
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As We Celebrate 2017 Electoral Victories, We Look Ahead to Work to Protect Transgender People in 2018

By Kasey Suffredini • November 14, 2017, 12:59 pm It's taken a few days for the full reality of how great last Tuesday was for transgender candidates – but now, one week out, it’s amazing to reflect on what happened
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Massachuestts Marks One-Year of Transgender Protections Law as Opponents Threaten Repeal

By Adam Polaski • October 4, 2017, 11:17 am October marks the one-year anniversary that Massachusetts' transgender public accommodations law went into effect, ensuring protections for transgender residents statewide from discrimination in public places, including restaurants, shops, and hospitals.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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Republican Governor in Massachusetts Will Vote to Preserve Transgender Protections in 2018

By Adam Polaski • October 21, 2016, 11:00 am This week, Massachusetts' Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, told Boston Public Radio that he is committed to upholding transgender non-discrimination and will vote to defend #TransLawMA when it goes to the ballot in 2018.