K. An Act Relative to Transgender Nondiscrimination (S. 735)

This legislation would add “gender identity” to existing Massachusetts civil rights law for public accommodations, which currently prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, and marital status. In Massachusetts, a public accommodation is any place that is open to the public and provides goods or services. This includes museums, public transportation, coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, public parks, and theaters.