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Officials Raise Transgender Flag at Boston City Hall
BOSTON (AP) _ Elected officials and activists have raised a flag at Boston City Hall representing the transgender community.
Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a supporter of transgender rights, said Monday the flag will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts...
Final Performance of Ringling Brothers Elephants
MetroSource News - The iconic elephants of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus are getting ready for their final performances.
The curtain comes down on the long circus tradition after decades of protests by animal rights activists. Th...
Massachusetts Teachers Unions Support Transgender Rights Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ The state's two largest teachers unions are backing legislation that would expand a 2011 Massachusetts law that bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and in housing.
Presidents of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teache…
Gun Rights Activists Push Bill Aimed at “Gun-Free Zones”
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts affiliate of the National Rifle Association is pushing legislation on Beacon Hill to address what it sees as problems with ``gun free'' zones.
The legislation comes in the wake of the recent killings in Tennessee of four Marines, including a Massachusetts man…