STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH
BOSTON - Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh released the following statement:
"I commend Speaker DeLeo and the Massachusetts House of Representatives for passing the transgender public accommodations bill today. My former colleagues have shown true leadership in actively opposing discrimination and providing equal protection under the law for transgender individuals. I am proud, as Mayor of Boston, to continue promoting inclusion by opening City Hall's first gender-neutral bathrooms and adding coverage to the City's health insurance plans for gender reassignment services and procedures. The City of Boston has guaranteed equal protections, regardless of a person's gender identity, since 2002 without incident. I look forward to this bill soon becoming law statewide."