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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1223         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1479

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Lyons, Jr. and Marc T. Lombardo

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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 gender identity.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1223        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1479

By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of James J. Lyons, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to the use of the term "gender identity" in the General Laws.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to gender identity.
 

              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.  Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, Chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended in section 7 by striking out the fifty-ninth clause, entitled “Gender Identity.”.

              SECTION 2.  Section 32 of chapter 22C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the word “gender”, in line 12, the following words:- , gender identity.

              SECTION 3.  Section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the word “sex”, in lines 91 and 320, in each instance, the following words:- , gender identity.

              SECTION 4.  Section 5 of chapter 76, of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the word “sex”, in line 185, the following words:- , gender identity.

              SECTION 5.  Section 12B of said chapter 76, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the word “sex”, in line 185, the following words:- , gender identity.

              SECTION 6.  Section 3 of chapter 151B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the word “sex”, in lines 17 and 61, in each instance, the following words:- , gender identity.

              SECTION 7.  Section 4 of said chapter 151B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the word “sex”, in lines 3, 69, 82, 87, 96, 103, 136, 163, 169, 179, 226, 233, 339, 349, 353, 359, 485, 495, 505, 661 and 670, in each instance, the following words:- , gender identity.

                              SECTION 8.  Section 39 of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out after the words “sexual orientation”, in line 4, the following words:- , gender identity.

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