2021 Update on MA Legislative Bills

UPDATE 9/23/21: Senate bill S.2282 “An Act Relative to Gender Identity on Massachsetts Identification” passed today! Thank you to our community and cis-allies who provided testimony in support of this bill!

This bill will codify the right to change one’s gender or self-identify as nonbinary on driver’s licenses, birth certificates, and all state identification documents. It also directs the state to develop a plan to allow a nonbinary option on all state forms whenever a gender choice is required.

There are currently two bills up for consideration in the MA legislature, H.3126 “An Act Providing for Gender Neutral Designation on State Documents and Identification” in the House, and H.3124 and Senate Bill S.2026 An Act Establishing Gender Neutral Bathrooms in the House and Senate.

🢂 Written testimony is being accepted for House bill H.3126 “An Act Providing for Gender Neutral Designation on State Documents and Identification” If you would like to provide written testimony, please use this template (please go to File > Make a Copy to edit and fill in your name and testimony). To submit your testimony you must first create an account for MyLegislature following these instructions. If you already have a MyLegislature account you can click here instead.

🢂 Written testimony is being accepted for House bill H.3124 and Senate Bill S.2026 An Act Establishing Gender Neutral Bathrooms. If you would like to provide written testimony, please use this template (please go to File > Make a Copy to edit and fill in your name and testimony). To submit your testimony you must first create an account for MyLegislature following these instructions. If you already have a MyLegislature account you can click here instead.

WRITTEN TESTIMONY: Written testimony can be submitted via email to Jordan Latham at jordan.latham@mahouse.gov or Mary Wasylyk at mary.wasylyk@masenate.gov. The deadline to submit written testimony is FRIDAY, October 15 by 5pm. Email with the subject line “Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight – Testimony in Favor of (Bill Number)”


If you have any questions please reach out to info@masstpc.org.

We need help to gather the support of representatives across the state! Please contact your state representative in the House and let them know that you support these bills and that you want them to indicate their support or even to sign on as a co-sponsor! You can find out who your state representatives are on the MA Legislature website.

Regarding Senate bill S.2026, we need help to reach out to Senate leadership and the Joint Committee on State and Regulatory Oversight to advocate for the passage of the bill and for the earliest hearing date possible.

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