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.
State lawmakers are weighing a bill that would extend protections to transgender individuals in public places.
Massachusetts House leaders on Friday unveiled a revised version of the bill, adding language that could facilitate legal action against anyone who makes an ``improper'' claim of gender identity.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker hasn't said whether he would sign the bill, which would expand a 2011 state law banning discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing by also prohibiting discrimination in restaurants, malls and other public accommodations, including restrooms.