SECTION 1. Section 92A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sex”, in line 9, the following words:- , gender identity.
SECTION 2. Said section 92A of said chapter 272, as so appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by inserting the following sentence at the end of the second paragraph:-
Any public accommodation including without limitation any entity that offers the provision of goods, services, or access to the public that lawfully segregates or separates access to such public accommodation or other entity based on a person’s sex shall grant all persons admission to and the full enjoyment of such public accommodation or other entity consistent with the person’s gender identity.
SECTION 3. Section 98 of said chapter 272, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sex”, in line 2, the following words:- , gender identity.
SECTION 4. The term gender identity as used herein shall have the meaning as set forth in clause 59, Section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition.
SECTION 5. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, established by section 56 of chapter 6, is authorized to adopt, promulgate, amend, and rescind rules and regulations or to formulate policies and make recommendations to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
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