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Massachusetts Moves Closer To Transgender Bathroom Protections

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 09:  Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker looks on during a press conference to announce Boston as the U.S. applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on January 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for the USOC)
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 09: Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker looks on during a press conference to announce Boston as the U.S. applicant city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on January 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for the USOC)

The Massachusetts House has passed a bill aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations.

Gov. Charlie Baker says he would “sign the House version in its current form” should it reach his desk. Supporters and opponents demonstrated outside the state house as lawmakers debated the bill.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Boston Globe reporter Joshua Miller about why Massachusetts seems to be bucking a national trend.

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