In a surprise announcement, MCAD Commissioner Martin B. Ebel reports that the Commission will now apply the Massachusetts Maternity Act in a gender neutral manner. The groundbreaking decision of Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, was one of the reasons cited. The MCAD's website still reflects the old position that the law applies to women only. The commissioner promised that it will be changed to reflect the new interpretation. For more information, see our page on Maternity Leave.