The 2014 session of the Massachusetts Legislature has officially come to a close and the 2015 session will officially convene in January, but the process of passing legislation into law is a lengthy process. MFI will be following numerous bills on Beacon Hill closely, as well as actively advocating for the passage of a few key proposed laws.

We will be updating this page throughout the legislative session, and we encourage you to become familiar with bills and stay up-to-date on their progress. We will update this page as action is taken on the bills, and we provide information on how to contact your legislators on a particular bill at our ACTION CENTER.

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Below you will find information on the top bills a link to the Legislative Briefs we have been delivering to your State Representatives and Senators.

Current Legislation

We will update you here as legislation comes in that will be a concern to family values in Massachusetts.

Defeated Legislation

(Opposed)
HB 3907 – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Minors  
This bill would prevent children from receiving much needed counseling to help them respond proactively to unwanted sexual desires, and is an attempt to silence the veiwpoint of those who believe sexual orientation treatment is counseling therapy which can provide tremendous benefits.  Click on the resources below to find out more and CLICK HERE to let your elected officials know you oppose this legislation.

(Opposed)
HB 3793 – Health Curriculum Framework   These bills would each impose a state-wide, one-size-fits all comprehensive sex-education curriculum on our public schools, containing offensive reproduction and sexuality materials.  Click on the resources below to find out more and let your elected officials know you oppose this legislation.

(Opposed)
HB 1589 – Equal Access to All Public Places  When the Transgender Rights Bill was passed in 2011, it specifically did not include bath rooms, locker rooms and other “lawfully sex-segregated facilities.”  This bill would undue that common sense precaution and force all businesses and ‘public accommodations’ to allow men who ‘identify’ as women into the ladies’ room, and vice versa. Click on the resources below to find out more and let your elected officials know you oppose this legislation.

(Opposed)
HB 2092 - Pro-abortion “Consent & Counseling” Bill.  This bill would lower the age of consent for abortion by two years, from 18 to 16, and would significantly increase the number of people, other than parents, who can give consent for a minor to obtain an abortion.  In both categories, this bill would undermine parents’ rights regarding the health and welfare of their children.   Click on the resources below to find out more and let your elected officials know you oppose this legislation. 

Legislative Brief on Abortion Bill

Legislative Brief on Pro-Abortion Bill

HB 2092 with Cited Language and Notes

HB 2092 with Cited Language and Notes

(Supported)
HB 1565 – A Woman’s Right to Know (AKA “Laura’s Law”)  Laura Hope Smith was a 22 year-old Cape Cod woman who died during an abortion.  This law would help prevent future tragedies by requiring doctors to inform each woman of pertinent information that is considered a core part of the abortion decision.  Click on the resources below to find out more and let your elected officials know you support this legislation.  [Click HERE to find out who your State Representative and State Senator are.] 

(Supported)
HB 1479 – Repeal of Transgender Law   In 2011, the Legislature “An Act Relative to Gender Identity” which is now being used to open school bathrooms and sports teams to students of either sex based on a self-proclaimed ‘gender identity’.  The law also infringes on the rights of business owners to set dress codes for their employees and other common sense practices.  HB 1479 would repeal the transgender law.
A second piece of legislation aimed at stopping the harm done by the Transgender Law is HB 1354 – Safety and Privacy in Public Accommodations. This bill expressly states that the Transgender Law would not apply to private spaces such as bathrooms and locker rooms, and would restore the protections of privacy and modesty for students in our schools. Click on the resources below to find out more and let your elected officials know you support these two bills.