Discrimination

Complaint of Racism
The state has dismissed a complaint filed by New Bedford police officer and mayoral candidate Charlie Perry alleging racist practices by Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro.
Peace, Love, Diversity Rally
NEW BEDFORD- A rally lead by the New Bedford Human Relations Commission to celebrate peace, tolerance, and diversity took place at the New Bedford Public Library Thursday evening. According to event organizers, it was created in response to incidents of intolerance around the country, as well as in New Bedford...
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...
Healey Criticized
Opponents of the transgender anti-discrimination bill are worried about the implications of the proposed law. Jonathan Alexandre, legal counsel for the Massachusetts Family Institute, says the bill is subject to guidelines drafted by the state's Attorney General Maura Healey...
YMCA and Trans Bill
With the commitment from Governor Charlie Baker to sign into law a transgender anti-discrimination bill, some businesses and organizations may have to change their policies. The YMCA serves as a place where the public can exercise, shower, and relax, and YMCA Southcoast President Jim Scherer tells WBSM News there will be little change to current policy...
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 Would Sign Bill
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he would sign a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations if it includes language sought by House leaders. The promise on Tuesday comes after the Republican governor for months declined to say whether he would sign the bill, which would allow individuals to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, among ot

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