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LGBT and Women's Advocates Call for Passage Transgender Civil Rights Bill this Session

Jul 7, 2010

 Boston, MA July 7, 2010 —The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and partners of the Transgender Civil Rights Coalition will be holding a press conference at the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 at 11 am in Room A2.

MassEquality Kicks-Off The Taste of Provincetown

Jul 1, 2010

 BOSTON, JUNE 30, 2010 – MassEquality announces Taste of Provincetown. Attendees will enjoy bite-sized culinary creations from more than 10 of Provincetown’s most popular restaurants, expertly paired with wine. Taste of Provincetown takes place Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

MassEquality PAC Announces First Round of Endorsements in the 2010 Elections

Jun 30, 2010

The MassEquality Political Action Committee today announced its first round of endorsements for the 2010 Massachusetts legislative elections.

MassEquality Names Interim Executive Director

Jun 24, 2010

 BOSTON, JUNE 23, 2010 —MassEquality has named Paula Herrington its interim executive director until a permanent executive director is hired. Herrington was retained through Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program.

MassEquality PAC Endorses Gov. Deval Patrick

Jun 12, 2010

 BOSTON, JUNE 12, 2010 —MassEquality Executive Director Scott D. Gortikov released the following statement today, announcing that MassEquality is endorsing Gov. Deval Patrick in his bid for re-election:

“MassEquality is proud to support Deval Patrick for governor. He is the only candidate who supports the Transgender Civil Rights Bill, which would provide long-overdue employment, housing, education, credit, and hate crimes protections to some of the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents.

Take a minute to help repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Apr 29, 2010

We are closer than ever to repealing the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to vote on a measure to repeal the policy this Friday, May 28. Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown sits on that committee and thus will play a critical role on this issue. But he has not yet committed to supporting the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

MassEquality Surprised by Charlie Baker's Flip-Flop on Transgender Employment Protections

Apr 19, 2010

"It appears Charlie Baker was for transgender civil rights before he was against them," said Political Director DeeDee Edmondson.

Scott D. Gortikov Stepping Down as Executive Director

Mar 30, 2010

Board of Directors to Launch National Search for New Leader

MassEquality Urges Legislature to Quickly Pass Anti-Bullying Bill

Mar 12, 2010

S. 2283, An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools ("The Anti-Bullying Bill") will soon be coming before the Massachusetts Senate for a vote. MassEquality supports this bill and urges the Legislature to act quickly on its passage.

"We believe this bill's requirements go a long way toward creating a school climate that ensures the safety of all students," said Executive Director Scott D. Gortikov.

MassEquality praises Attorney General Martha Coakley's filing for swift resolution to DOMA lawsuit

Feb 19, 2010

On February 18, Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a motion for summary judgment in Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al, a federal lawsuit that seeks to have Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) declared unconstitutional.

If the attorney general's motion is granted a federal judge will decide the case instead of a jury, precluding a lengthy trial.

Section 3 of DOMA defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman for the purposes of federal law and regulation.