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Summary of Question 3
This law adds gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in places of public accommodation, resort, or amusement. Such grounds also include race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, disability, and ancestry. A 'place of public accommodation, resort or amusement' is defined in existing law as any place that is open to and accepts or solicits the patronage of the general public, such as hotels, stores, restaurants, theaters, sports facilities, and hospitals. 'Gender identity' is defined as a person's sincerely held gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not it is different from that traditionally associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth. This law prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in a person's admission to or treatment in any place of public accommodation. The law requires any such place that has separate areas for males and females (such as restrooms) to allow access to and full use of those areas consistent with a person's gender identity. The law also prohibits the owner or manager of a place of public accommodation from using advertising or signage that discriminates on the basis of gender identity. This law directs the state Commission Against Discrimination to adopt rules or policies and make recommendations to carry out this law. The law also directs the state Attorney General to issue regulations or guidance on referring for legal action any person who asserts gender identity for an improper purpose. The provisions of this law governing access to places of public accommodation are effective as of October 1, 2016. The remaining provisions are effective as of July 8, 2016.""

Question 3: Do you approve of a law summarized below, which was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate on July 7, 2016?

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County Blank Votes Total Votes Cast
Barnstable More »
 
76,257
39,911
3,326
119,494
Berkshire More »
 
38,797
13,182
2,974
54,953
Bristol More »
 
111,528
73,541
8,040
193,109
Dukes More »
 
7,912
1,872
495
10,279
Essex More »
 
199,453
108,175
9,636
317,264
Franklin More »
 
25,128
7,489
823
33,440
Hampden More »
 
93,478
61,348
4,348
159,174
Hampshire More »
 
54,606
15,279
1,818
71,703
Middlesex More »
 
479,564
175,922
22,692
678,178
Nantucket More »
 
3,039
1,030
136
4,205
Norfolk More »
 
207,487
95,764
8,901
312,152
Plymouth More »
 
131,560
88,014
7,639
227,213
Suffolk More »
 
186,595
61,131
7,116
254,842
Worcester More »
 
191,338
114,743
10,578
316,659
Totals 1,806,742 857,401 88,522 2,752,665