The Massachusetts Transgender Public Accommodations Law: What Should My Business Do to Comply?

By now, most people in the Commonwealth are aware that Massachusetts passed a law that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in places of public accommodation. In order to assist businesses and other places of public accommodation comply with the law, which became effective October 1, 2016, the Attorney General has issued Gender Identity Guidance for…

Biology Not Required to Establish Parentage

Today, in the landmark decision of Partanen v. Gallagher, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that a woman may establish herself as a child’s presumptive parent even in the absence of a biological relationship with the child. I previously wrote about the history of the parties, their positions and oral arguments before the Court. To establish…