BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Baker could sign the transgender anti-discrimination bill into law as early as Thursday night. He has ten days to review the language before he must take action.
The proposal prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public places, including public restrooms. The bill requires the Attorney General to issue guidelines on how to enforce the law for those who claim to be transgender for an “improper purpose.” Critics argue that such a law would put women and children, and their privacy at risk.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo told 22News that he believes the governor will sign the bill into law. “To be Speaker of the House at this particular time, I think is very momentous,” he said. “And it’s something that I’m very appreciative of.”
22News will let you know if or when he signs the transgender bill into law.