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Massachusetts To Expand Protections for Transgender People

While 11 states are suing the Obama administration for issuing guidelines that protect transgender students, Massachusetts just took a step in the opposite direction. Lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled House passed a bill on Wednesday that would expand existing protections for transgender individuals within the state, the New York Times reports. The state passed protections for transgender people in education, housing, and employment back in 2011; this current bill extends them to public accommodations. 

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