The Legislative and Regulatory Committee is in charge of the Mass. LGBTQ Bar’s legislative and regulatory outreach and advocacy. Opposing the popular referendum to repeal the Commonwealth's protections against discrimination based on gender identity and expression in places of public accommodations is a current priority for the Legislative and Regulatory Committee. As such, the Committee is focused on building support in the legal community with other like-minded organizations to oppose this repeal. Whether you want to try your hand at influencing legislation or regulation for the first time or you've been pushing legislation for years, the Legislative and Regulatory Committee welcomes you. If you like public speaking, learn to testify in front of a committee of legislators. If you like writing, craft fact sheets and other persuasive materials for voters and legislators alike.