Michlewitz signs on to co-sponsor transgender rights bill

MySouthEnd.com – by Brandon Simes – Managing Editor

In just his first week as the 3rd Suffolk’s state representative, Aaron Michlewitz has signed on to co-sponsor legislation that would ban discrimination against transgender people in the Commonwealth. House bill 1728, known as the “Act relative to gender-based discrimination and hate crimes,” has 105 other co-sponsors from both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The bill aims to add gender identity and expression to non-discrimination laws covering employment, housing, credit, and public accommodations, as well as to hate crimes statutes, and has more original co-sponsors than any other bill introduced during the current legislative session.