THE CENTER FOR GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES AT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW presents:
MASSACHUSETTS'S NEW TRANSGENDER RIGHTS LAW:
Strategies for Compliance and Advocacy
Tuesday, February 14 2012 at noon in the Western New England University School of Law Commons. Free and open to the public.
On November 23, 2011, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights." The new law effective July 1, 2012, prohibits discrimination on the basis of "gender identity" in employment, education, housing, credit, and lending and makes violence against transgender individuals a hate crime. The employment and housing provisions of the new law are to be enforced by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).
Join us as an expert panel addresses the definition of gender identity, how the law will be enforced, and the steps employers, landlords, lenders, and others should take to ensure their compliance with the law.
- Julian Tynes L'97, Chair, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
- Susan Fentin L'96, Partner, Skoler, Abbott, and Presser, P.C
- Whitney Holovach L'11, Civil Rights Specialist, Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
- Jennifer Levi, Professor, Western New England University School of Law and Director of GLAD's Transgender Rights Project