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New Mass. law backs transgender residents

Discrimination now illegal in state; supporters call it a ‘lifechanging day’

When Ethan St. Pierre began the transition to life as a man a decade ago, the Haverhill resident didn’t think the change would cost him his job as a supervisor for a security company.

St. Pierre, whom his co-workers had known as a woman, had received raises and positive performance reviews, and when he told colleagues of his plans, most seemed unfazed, said Pierre, now 50.

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