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TRANS EQUALITY IN THE HOUSE (AND SENATE!)

Last Wednesday, Mighty Governor Deval signed into law the Transgender Equal Rights Bill. A week earlier the bill cleared the Massachusetts legislature with a 95-58 vote in the House and a voice vote in the Senate, where 16 out of 40 senators signed on as co-sponsors. The signing, which was private in light of the upcoming holiday, validated years of effort on the part of transgender rights activists from across the state and country. Continue reading