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Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies to Host Workshop on New Transgender Rights Law

Posted Saturday, February 11, 2012

The new Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies at Western New England University School of Law will host a workshop on “Massachusetts’s New Transgender Rights Law: Strategies for Compliance and Advocacy” on Tuesday, February 14. The workshop will take place at the Blake Law Center Commons beginning at 12:00 noon, featuring a panel of experts discussing the new law and how it will be enforced. The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop will explore steps that employers, landlords, lenders, and others should take to ensure their compliance with this new law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity. Panelists include Julian Tynes, Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; Susan Fentin, Partner at Skoler, Abbott, and Presser, P.C.; Whitney Holovach, Civil Rights Specialist at the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center; and Jennifer Levi, Professor at Western New England University School of Law.

Established in 2012, the Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies is a resource for students, alumni, and faculty of Western New England University School of Law, the legal community, and the general public. The Center works to engage with the legal community, with the University, and with members of the School of Law on core issues of gender and sexuality across a broad spectrum of law, including criminal law, immigration, employment, family law, health law, discrimination, prisoners’ rights, legislation, leadership and business, and international and comparative law.

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