Transgender Rights Bill in Massachusetts Continues On with an Extended Deadline and More Support
Bay Windows has written a nice piece summarizing the current state of the Massachusetts Transgender Right Bill, “An Act Relative to Gender-based Discrimination and Hate Crimes” (S. 1687/H. 1728). It’s well worth a read to get caught up with how the bill is progressing and what supporters may want to continue to do to help. Among the latest in their article:
- Boston City Council passed a unanimous resolution supporting the transgender civil rights bill
- The Episcopal diocese of Massachusetts voice their support for the transgender civil rights bill
- A summary of what the bill’s purpose is
Click to Bay Windows coverage at their site at this link: Transgender Rights Bill receives more support, extended deadline
Of particular note for supporters of the bill is to note that it’s still in the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary and it’s been given an extension to early June 2010 for consideration. If the bill receives a favorable recommendation from the Join Committee on the Judiciary, the bill moves through the legislative process to both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and, if passed, to the Governor’s desk for approval, veto or to return it back to the legislature for changes.