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Carl Sciortino

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., is an openly gay politician from Massachusetts. A Democrat, he is a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the 34th Middlesex district. The district includes parts of Medford and Somerville. Sciortino is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2013 special election to succeed Ed Markey as a U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 5th district.

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Mass. lawmaker reveals he has HIV, will resign to lead AIDS Action Committee

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Carl Sciortino
BOSTON -- State Rep. Carl Sciortino said Tuesday he is HIV-positive and plans to step down to become the new executive director of The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

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Openly gay congressional candidate jousts with tea party dad in new ad

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Carl Sciortino
BOSTON — Congressional hopeful and Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino is playing up his liberal credentials in new ad featuring a light-hearted back-and-forth with his tea party dad, Carl Sciortino, Sr.

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Mass. legislature considers proposed ban on conversion therapy for minors

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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BOSTON -- A proposed measure to ban controversial gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" on minors in received its first public scrutiny in Massachusetts on Tuesday afternoon in a session of the state legislature’s Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

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Openly gay Massachusetts lawmaker announces bid for U.S. House

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Carl Sciortino
MEDFORD, Mass. -- An openly gay Massachusetts state lawmaker has announced plans to seek a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives should U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D) be successful in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.

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Massachusetts House passes transgender equality rights bill

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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BOSTON -- In a late night session Tuesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the Transgender Equal Rights bill without amendment. The approved version added “gender identity” to employment, education, housing, and credit non-discrimination law, as well as to hate crimes law.

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Sen. Scott Brown at center of controversy over absence from anti-bullying video

Thursday, July 28, 2011
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U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has come under fire over his refusal to participate in a video for the “It Gets Better Project” that featured all other members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

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Massachusetts Governor signs order to protect transgender state workers

Saturday, February 19, 2011
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BOSTON -- In a private ceremony this week, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination of state employees based on gender identity or expression.

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