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Jan 20, 2012


There's nothing like a victory for equal rights to restore my faith in human courage and basic decency. So I braved the cold in order to show up for Governor Deval Patrick's ceremonial and very public signing of the Transgender Equal Rights Law at the State House this morning.


Jan 19, 2012

An ebullient crowd gathered at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. to celebrate Gov. Deval Patrick’s ceremonial signing of the Transgender Equal Rights Bill. 

Jan 19, 2012


N, Mass. (WWLP) - Governor Deval Patrick hosted a ceremonial signing Thursday of a civil rights bill that extends protection from discrimination to people based on their gender identity or gender expression. 

Jan 19, 2012


Transgender people are celebrating a new state law that prohibits discrimination against them in employment, housing, insurance and credit.


Jan 19, 2012
Jan 19, 2012


Jan 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has spent a lot of time trying to convince socially conservative voters that he really, really is one of them.

Jan 4, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Nov. 23 signed into law a bill which will protect transgender individuals from discrimination in education, housing, employment and credit. The bill also modified the state's hate crime laws to protect transgender individuals.

The bill was first introduced in the state legislature in 2007 but has not come up for a vote until this year, according to Kara Suffredini, executive director of MassEquality.

Nov 29, 2011