Flurry of pro-LGBT bills on Beacon Hill

BayWindows.com – by Ethan Jacobs – Associate Editor

While passing a transgender civil rights bill remains the top priority among the state’s LGBT advocacy organizations, there are a handful of other LGBT-related bills that advocates will be pushing this session, on topics ranging from bullying prevention to LGBT elder issues to pension benefits to codifying the Goodridge decision into the Massachusetts General Laws.

Though Beacon Hill is expected to focus much of its attention this session on the economy, state Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston) believes lawmakers and advocates will be able to make progress on LGBT-related legislation if they can show that the legislation does not have a substantial price tag. –