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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1850         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1354

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Colleen M. Garry

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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 privacy and safety in public accommodations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1850        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1354

By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1354) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the definition of gender identity as it applies to lawfully segregated facilities.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to privacy and safety in public accommodations.
 

              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 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:-

              Fifty-ninth, The meaning of “gender identity” shall be distinct from that of “sex” and “sexual orientation.”  Access to lawfully sex-segregated facilities, accommodations, resorts, and amusements, as well as educational, athletic, and therapeutic activities and programs, shall be controlled by an individual’s anatomical sex of male or female, regardless of that individual’s gender identity. 

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