University Resolution Supports Nondiscrimination Protection for Transgender Individuals

Support for the expansion of trans rights in Massachusetts.

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Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 09, 2015.

The Western New England University School of Law faculty voted unanimously on Friday, November 6, 2015, in favor of a resolution of support for pending legislation that would expand nondiscrimination protection for transgender individuals in businesses and other facilities that are open to the public, including within higher education.

Expressing the faculty’s support for the measure, School of Law Dean Eric Gouvin said:

“The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been a pioneer in protecting and advancing the civil rights of LGBT people and this legislation affirms the state’s commitment to treat all of its citizens with equal dignity and respect.”

Western New England University School of Law Advocates are pressing the state legislature to address the pending legislation, known as S.735 and H.1577, before it breaks for the holidays on November 19. Massachusetts nondiscrimination laws already protect transgender residents in other areas of state law, including areas such employment…

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