Tag: Public Accommodations

New Massachusetts law to expand transgender protection

by Stefanie M. Renaud Massachusetts law has prohibited discrimination against transgender people in employment and housing since 2011, but a new law taking effect on October 1 will expand transgender protections to places of public accommodation. On July 8, Governor Charles Baker signed into law a bill that prohibits discrimination against persons because of their […]

Maine Law Court issues groundbreaking discrimination opinion

by Peter D. Lowe and Connor Beatty On Thursday, January 30, Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court issued a groundbreaking and controversial decision. The Law Court ruled that a school district discriminated against one of its students when it told the student she couldn’t use the female restroom because she is transgendered. Although this decision directly affects […]