Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ in effect, AG Healey anticipates smooth sailing

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Attorney General Maura Healey said she expects no serious issues now that the new law aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender individuals in public accommodations has taken effect.

Attoney General Maura Healey

Antonio Caban / State House News Service

Attoney General Maura Healey

“So far, so good. And it’s what I expect,” Healey said Monday, Oct. 3, on Boston Herald Radio about the law, which went into effect on Saturday.

Our editorial from April: Pass the ‘bathroom bill’ and remember common decency

The law allows transgender people to access sex-segregated locker rooms and bathrooms based on their gender identity rather than their anatomical sex. It bans discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as pools and restaurants.

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