[JURIST] The Massachusetts legislature [official website] passed a bill [H3810 text] Tuesday night that will protect transgender people in housing, credit and the workplace, as well as including them under hate crime protections. The bill passed the House by a vote of 115-37 and the Senate by a vote of 95-56 and was sent to be signed by Governor Deval Patrick [official website]. The bill includes gender identity under the state’s non-discrimination statutes, except public accommodations, and amends existing laws…

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