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Transgender civil rights bill OK’d

By Mark Arsenault
Globe Staff / November 17, 2011

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After six years of lobbying on Beacon Hill, the state’s transgender community yesterday won civil rights protections that have long been extended to other minority groups. Final passage of that bill came amid a rush of lawmaking on the last day before the House and Senate depart on winter recess until next year. The legislature yesterday also approved a new Congressional district map, which eliminates one of the state’s 10 House districts, creates a new seat representing Cape Cod, the South Coast, and the coastal sections of Plymouth County.

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