Melrose City Council Passes Ordinance Banning Discrimination in Public Places Based on Gender Identity

Historical image of Melrose City Hall, located in Downtown Melrose
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Historical image of Melrose City Hall, located in Downtown Melrose  Photo: Wikipedia (please donate to Wikipedia)

Historical image of Melrose City Hall, located in Downtown Melrose
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Melrose is the 10th jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to pass ordinance

BOSTON, Mass.—By a unanimous vote, the Melrose City Council approved an ordinance providing nondiscrimination protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people in public spaces such as restaurants, parks, and malls.

KC Coredini, executive director of MassEquality, made the following statement about the ordinance.

“Melrose has officially pushed the number of jurisdictions in the Commonwealth with these protections into the double digits. In the last year alone, seven cities and towns have made the right decision in ensuring the basic rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people. As we see more and more of these ordinances, we are inspired by the affirmation of the dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We look forward to working with the city in implementing this ordinance and continuing the growing movement towards equality for transgender people.”  “… As we see more and more of these ordinances, we are inspired by the affirmation of the dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We look forward to working with the city in implementing this ordinance and continuing the growing movement towards equality for transgender people.” —KC Coredini, MassEquality ED

Boston, Cambridge, Northampton, Brookline, Somerville, Amherst, Worcester, Newton, and Salem have all passed similar ordinances within their jurisdictions.

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

[From a News Release]

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