Transgender Lawsuit
BOSTON (AP) - A conservative Christian organization has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Massachusetts law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms. Alliance Defending Freedom sued Tuesday on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities "in a manner that doesn't violate their core religious beliefs... Read Mo
Schmid Defends Vote
Westport State Representative Paul Schmid was grilled Thursday on WBSM over his vote on the transgender anti-discrimination bill. WBSM's Barry Richard repeatedly asked Schmid if the bill was necessary, considering that it is already illegal to discriminate against anyone because of their race, creed, religion, sex, or sexual orientation...
Bathroom Bill Clears House
For nearly seven hours Wednesday, state representatives debated the so-called "bathroom bill." The bill passed by a 116-36 margin, and would ban discrimination of individuals who use a public facility such as a bathroom or a locker room based on what gender they identify as...
Baker Backs Trans Bill
  Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will sign into law a transgender rights bill making it's way through the legislature. The Governor told the Boston daily newspapers on Tuesday that he will sign a transgender rights bill provided it includes language contained in the House version that requires Attorney General Maura Healy to issue guidance on how to deal legally with those who choose to use
Decree Raises Questions
The White House has issued a decree to public schools across the nation, saying the districts should allow transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in the letter there is no room in public schools for discrimination of any kind...

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