By Bob Katzen
This bill would prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against a customer based on gender identity.
Sponsor Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) said he filed this piece of legislation to address the lack of protections for gender-fluid and transgender people regarding insurance discrimination. He said it would safeguard the fundamental right of equality for gender-fluid individuals.
“[The bill] would safeguard the fundamental right of equality for gender-fluid individuals across the commonwealth by defining gender identity and expanding anti- discrimination statutes to include gender identity to the current list of protections pertaining to insurance,” said Livingstone. “I believe that this is an important step for the commonwealth to provide equal protections for all of our residents.”