Swampscott: The 12th Jurisdiction to Include Gender Identity in Public Accommodations Policy

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MassEquality.JPGBOSTON, Mass.— Yesterday, Swampscott, Mass. became the 12th jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to enact a policy that will add gender identity to its non-discrimination policy in public spaces. Carly Burton, interim co-executive director of MassEquality, released the following statement in response to the decision.

[pullquote]“We’re proud to have Swampscott as the 12th jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to approve a policy that provides protections in public settings based on gender identity. Thank you to the Swampscott Board of Selectmen, transgender visitors and residents will be safe and protected[/pullquote]

“We’re proud to have Swampscott as the 12th jurisdiction in the Commonwealth to approve a policy that provides protections in public settings based on gender identity. Thank you to the Swampscott Board of Selectmen, transgender visitors and residents will be safe and protected. A big thanks goes out to the Anti-Defamation League of New England for taking on a leadership role in helping this policy come to pass. This revision of the town policy is another bold step towards progress and we look forward to working with Swampscott on its implementation.”

Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Northampton, Salem, Amherst, Brookline, Medford, Melrose, Worcester, and Newton have previously passed similar policies.

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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