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Massachusetts legislators voted for the Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes law

November 15-16, 2011

POSTED: February 17, 2013

Because of the controversial nature of this, the Democratic legislative leadership pushid it through with as much non-transparency as possible. The process for its passage at the last minute was planned to be under the radar and very fast -- bypassing just about all the normal legislative rules and without any substantial debate.

House of Representatives

Late Tuesday night, Nov. 15, 2011 the House took up the bill. They immediately voted to suspend the normal rules of procedure. The leadership limited debate to approximately one hour and only allowed one amendment out of dozens offered. Just before 11:00 pm they quickly passed it 95-58. (Note: Some of the House members who voted for it are no longer in the Legislature and not listed below.)

Name Phone Email

Denise Andrews (D-Orange)

617-722-2460

[email protected]

James Arciero (D-Westford)

617-722-2320

[email protected]

Cory Atkins (D-Concord)

617-722-2692

[email protected]

Ruth Balser (D-Newton)

617-722-2396

[email protected]

Carlo Basile (D-Boston)

617-722-2220

[email protected]

Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg)

617-722-2637

[email protected]

Garrett Bradley (D-Hingham)

617-722-2520

[email protected]

Michael Brady (D-Brockton)

617-722-2230

[email protected]

Katherine Clark (D-Melrose)

617-722-2400

[email protected]

Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford)

617-722-2017

[email protected]

Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)

617-722-2575

[email protected]

James Cantwell (D-Marshfield)

617-722-2140

[email protected]

Daniel Bosley (D-North Adams)

617-722-2130

[email protected]

Tackey Chan (D-Quincy)

617-722-2430

[email protected]

Thomas Conroy (D-Wayland)

617-722-2430

[email protected]

Edward Coppinger (D-Boston)

617-722-2080

[email protected]

Michael Costello (D-Newburyport)

617-722-2220

[email protected]

Mark Cusack (D-Braintree)

617-722-2400

[email protected]

Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop)

617-722-2500

[email protected]

Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill)

617-722-2990

[email protected]

Marcos Devers (D-Lawrence)

617-722-2011

[email protected]

Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston)

617-722-2210

[email protected]

Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)

617-722-2014

[email protected]

Christopher Fallon (D-Malden)

617-722-2430

[email protected]

Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield)

617-722-2240

[email protected]

John Fernandes (D-Milford)

617-722-2396

[email protected]

Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester)

617-722-2210

[email protected]

Michael Finn (D-West Springfield)

617-722-2400

[email protected]

Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester)

617-722-2080

[email protected]

Gloria Fox (D-Roxbury)

617-722-2810

[email protected]

William Galvin (D-Canton)

617-722-2582

[email protected]

Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)

617-722-2090

[email protected]

Denise Garlick (D-Needham)

617-722-2430

[email protected]

Anne Gobi (D-Spencer)

617-722-2210

[email protected]

Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)

617-722-2600

[email protected]

Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)

617-722-2140

[email protected]

Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester)

617-722-2060

[email protected]

Kate Hogan (D-Stow)

617-722-2637

[email protected]

Russell Holmes (D-Boston)

617-722-2220

[email protected]

Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)

617-722-2470

[email protected]

Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton)

617-722-2960

[email protected]

Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington)

617-722-2320

[email protected]

John Keenan (D-Salem)

617-722-2263

[email protected]

Kay Khan (D-Newton)

617-722-2011

[email protected]

Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)

617-722-2140

[email protected]

Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington)

617-722-2380

[email protected]

John Lawn (D-Watertown)

617-722-2400

[email protected]

Jason Lewis (D-Winchester)

617-722-2017

[email protected]

David Linsky (D-Natick)

617-722-2575

[email protected]

Timothy Madden (D-Nantucket)

617-722-2810

[email protected]

John Mahoney (D-Worcester)

617-722-2450

[email protected]

Elizabeth Malia (D-Jamaica Plain)

617-722-2060

[email protected]

Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy)

617-722-2300

[email protected]

Paul Mark (D-Peru)

617-722-2210

[email protected]

Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)

617-722-2015

[email protected]

Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston)

617-722-2400

[email protected]

Frank Moran (D-Lawrence)

617-722-2425

[email protected]

James Murphy (D-Weymouth)

617-722-2140

[email protected]

James O'Day (D-West Boylston)

617-722-2370

James.O'[email protected]

Eugene O'Flaherty (D-Chelsea)

617-722-2396

Gene.O'[email protected]

Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown)

617-722-2015

[email protected]

Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley)

617-722-2070

[email protected]

Smitty Pignatelli (D-Lenox)

617-722-2582

[email protected]

Denise Provost (D-Somerville)

671-722-2263

[email protected]

Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere)

617-722-2180

[email protected]

John Rogers (D-Norwood)

617-722-2092

[email protected]

Byron Rushing (D-Boston South End)

617-722-2783

[email protected]

Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Jamaica Plain)

617-722-2130

[email protected]

Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland)

617-722-2013

[email protected]

Paul Schmid (D-Westport)

617-722-2014

[email protected]

John Scibak (D-South Hadley)

617-722-2240

[email protected]

Carl Sciortino (D-Medford)

617-722-2013

[email protected]

Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)

617-722-2676

[email protected]

Theodore Speliotis (D-Danvers)

617-722-2030

[email protected]

Thomas Stanley (D-Waltham )

617-722-2230

[email protected]

Ellen Story (D-Amherst)

617-722-2012

[email protected]

William Straus (D-Mattapoisett)

617-722-2400

[email protected]

David Sullivan (D-Fall River)

617-722-2070

[email protected]

Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)

617-722-2680

[email protected]

Timothy Toomey (D-Cambridge)

617-722-2380

[email protected]

Cleon Turner (D-Dennis)

617-722-2090

[email protected]

Joseph Wagner (D-Chicopee)

617-722-2370

[email protected]

Chris Walsh (D-Framingham)

617-722-2014

[email protected]

Martin Walsh (D-Dorchester)

617-722-2020

[email protected]

Steven Walsh (D-Lynn)

617-722-2430

[email protected]

Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk)

617-722-2060

[email protected]

Senate

Early Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, 2011 the Senate met, similarly suspended the normal rules of procedure, and passed it by a cowardly voice vote to avoid recording their votes. However, the following Senators publicly voiced support for and helped pass the bill. (Note: Brownsberger a member of the House at the time and voted for it there.

Name: Phone Email

Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield)

617-722-1625

[email protected]

Cynthia Creem (D-Newton)

617-722-1639

[email protected]

Therese Murray (D-Plymouth)

617-722-1500

[email protected]

Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston)

617-722-1673

[email protected]

William N. Brownsberger (D-Belmont)

617-722-1280

[email protected]