Somerville State Representative supports transgender anti-discrimination law – By Ben Johnson

Somerville State Representative Carl M. Sciortino has been instrumental in pushing forward a legislative bill that promises to protect transgender citizens from discrimination and hate crimes in Massachusetts.

Sciortino filed the bill, called “An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes,” this January with 104 legislative cosponsors, including Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo. “We hope to get this bill in the Governors office as fast as we can,” says Sciortino.