Massachusetts transgender bill opponents protest measure as House prepares for vote


BOSTON >> As House leaders gear up for a floor vote next week on a transgender rights bill, opponents of the measure returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday hoping they could have better luck convincing House members to oppose the legislation than they did with senators.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo confirmed plans on Wednesday to bring the transgender rights bill to the floor for a vote next week despite being uncertain whether sufficient support exists to override a potential veto from Gov. Charlie Baker. The legislation would extend anti-discrimination protections to transgender individuals in public accommodations, including in bathrooms.


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