Boston City Council passes resolution in support of Transgender Civil Rights Bill – by Hannah Clay Wareham – Associate Editor

The Boston City Council on Wednesday, March 9 unanimously passed a resolution in support of An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights, also known as the Transgender Civil Rights Bill.

The resolution states in part, “The City of Boston currently protects transgender youth and adults on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the city’s non-discrimination ordinance and has done so through ordinance since 2002; and Massachusetts transgender youth, adults, and their families continue to face pervasive discrimination and violence because of widespread prejudice.”