On Beacon Hill: Moore lauds Senate passing transgender ‘bathroom bill’

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From State House News Service

Moore lauds Senate passing transgender ‘bathroom bill’

The state Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday, May 12, to extend anti-discrimination protections to transgender individuals in places of public accommodation, including restaurants and bathrooms. The move marks a legislative milestone in Massachusetts that would bring the state in line with 18 others nationwide.

Sen. Michael O. Moore

Courtesy Sen. Moore's office

Sen. Michael O. Moore

The 33-4 vote in the Senate capped an emotional day of debate nearly five years after enactment of a law aimed at guarding against transgender discrimination in housing and employment, and almost a decade after the issue first surfaced on Beacon Hill.

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