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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1172         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1589

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Byron Rushing and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to equal access in hospitals, public transportation, nursing homes, supermarkets, retail establishments, and all other places open to the public.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Michael Barrett

Third Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1172        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1589

By Messrs. Rushing of Boston and Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1589) of Byron Rushing, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to equal access in hospitals, public transportation, nursing homes, supermarkets, retail establishments, and all other places open to the public.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Section 92A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as so appearing, 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, 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 so appearing, 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.

             

              SECTION 5. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, established by section fifty-six of chapter six, 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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