On Beacon Hill: Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ earns swift signature from Baker

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From State House News Service

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Gov. Charlie Baker was busy Friday, here pausing with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for a moment of silence to honor the victims of this week's shooting tragedies in Texas, Minnesota and Louisiana.

Antonio Caban / State House News Service

Gov. Charlie Baker was busy Friday, here pausing with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for a moment of silence to honor the victims of this week’s shooting tragedies in Texas, Minnesota and Louisiana.

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Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ will be law Oct. 1 after Baker’s swift signature

Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law Friday, July 8, legislation protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places, less than a day after the legislation hit his desk.

“No one should be discriminated against in Massachusetts because of their gender identity,” Baker said in a statement announcing he’d signed the bill. “This compromise legislation extends additional protections to the Commonwealth’s transgender community, and includes language to address the public safety concerns expressed by some by requiring the Attorney General to issue regulations to protect against people abusing the law.”


Sun editorial [April 24]: Transgender ‘bathroom bill’ merits passage, and a reminder



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