Mass. Equal Access Bill Has 59 Supporting Legislators

MTPC and the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition are thrilled to report that in addition to lead sponsors Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sen. Benjamin Downing, Rep. Carl Sciortino, and Rep. Byron Rushing, 55 more legislators have signed on as cosponsors of the Mass. Equal Access Bill for public accommodations protections, officially named An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and all other places open to the public.

Supporters of the Equal Access Bill

 

This bill was filed by:
Rep. Carl Sciortino & Rep. Byron Rushing
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz & Sen. Benjamin Downing

55 other senators and representative have signed on as cosponsors:

Rep. Denise Andrews Rep. Cory Atkins Rep. Ruth B. Balser
Sen. Michael Barrett Sen. William N. Brownsberger Rep. Paul Brodeur
Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi Sen. Harriette L. Chandler Rep. Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera
Rep. Thomas P. Conroy Sen. Cynthia S. Creem Rep. Marjorie C. Decker
Sen. Sal N. DiDomenico Sen. Kenneth J. Donnelly Sen. James B. Eldridge
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier Rep. Gloria L. Fox Rep. Sean Garballey
Rep. Kenneth I. Gordon Rep. Danielle W. Gregoire Rep. Jonathan Hecht
Rep. Carlos Henriquez Rep. Paul R. Heroux Rep. Kate Hogan
Rep. Kevin G. Honan Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen Rep. Jay R. Kaufman
Rep. Mary S. Keefe Sen. John F. Keenan Rep. Kay Khan
Rep. Peter V. Kocot Rep. John J. Lawn, Jr. Rep. Jason M. Lewis
Rep. David Paul Linsky Rep. Brian R. Mannal Rep. Elizabeth A. Malia
Sen. Thomas M. McGee Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Rep. James J. O’Day
Rep. Sarah K. Peake Rep. Denise Provost Rep. David M. Rogers
Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez Rep. Tom Sannicandro
Rep. John W. Scibak Rep. Frank I. Smizik Sen. Karen E. Spilka
Sen. Ellen Story Rep. Benjamin Swan Rep. Aaron Vega
Rep. Chris Walsh Rep. Martha M. Walz Sen. James T. Welch
Sen. Daniel A. Wolf