Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.
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GLAD's historic victory in Goodridge v. Massachusetts law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation and HIV status. Disclaimer: This website provides general information only and should not be taken as legal advice for any specific situation.
California has a similar law, but training is limited only to those working in the field of long-term care. They are in greater need of formal caregivers such as home health workers and visiting nurses or assisted living communities. They have valid fears about experiencing discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression and some even feel the need to go back into the closet. Under provisions outlined in the law, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs EOEA will develop a training program for providers of elder services on how to prevent discrimination against older adults based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression and on how to improve access to services for LGBT elders and caregivers.
For endnotes, please see the PDF version of this report. We in the Commonwealth have a long track record of securing legislative victories, establishing innovative programming, and building sustainable institutions in support of LGBT people. With this in mind, Boston Indicators and The Fenway Institute set out to leverage increasingly LGBT-inclusive public data, findings from existing research and key insights from interviews and listening sessions in a first-of-its-kind report on the local LGBT community in Massachusetts.
In truth, 8 percent of LGBT older adults experience discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity by an elder service or health care provider. Many LGBT elders are fearful of coming out to the people who are assisting them with the daily activities of living. A first-in-the-nation law signed by Governor Charlie Baker this past July will require elder service providers that receive either state funding or licensure to complete training in how to provide inclusive care to LGBT older adults.
The public has until August 13,to offer comment on the proposed regulation, and the authors of the brief urge health care professionals and advocates to submit comment urging the Trump Administration to reconsider the proposal. On June 14,the Trump Administration released a proposed regulation that would reverse the final rule implementing the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act ACA. That measure, known as the Section rule explicitly prohibits gender identity discrimination, including discrimination against intersex and non-binary people, in health care facilities and programs receiving federal funding.
Gay men lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to same-sex couples, according to a new study examining the effects of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. It also saves money in healthcare costs. In the 12 months following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, gay and bisexual men had a significant decrease in medical care visits, mental healthcare visits, and mental healthcare costs, compared with the 12 months before the law change.
Massachusetts therapists can no longer use a type of therapy that tries to alter a teenager's sexual orientation. Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a bill banning licensed health care professionals from providing conversion therapy to anyone under Conversion therapy tries to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Men and women in same-sex households are still significantly less likely to have health insurance. When the Supreme Court made marriage equality the rule across the country in Junehealth care experts predicted it would improve the health of LGBT Americans. And a new study suggests that this indeed was the case. Legal access to same-sex marriage was associated with significant improvements in health insurance coverage and access to health care for men in same-sex households, according to a new working paper from researchers at Vanderbilt University distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research.