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.
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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