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In a celebratory gathering at the Statehouse yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick ceremonially signed the Massachusetts' Transgender Equal Rights Bill into law.

 

Photographs of the momentous event displayed here were captured by photographer Marilyn Humphries.

 

 

Jan 20, 2012

Click here for a link to a pop-up of Metro Boston's coverage of the bill signing.  

Jan 20, 2012

 

The moment that transgender activists in Massachusetts had been waiting for finally came Thursday as Gov. Deval Patrick sat at a desk at the statehouse and signed into law a bill that bans many types of discrimination.

Jan 20, 2012
Jan 19, 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

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