In Massachusetts, transgender people are fully protected under the law. In 2016, a bipartisan coalition of Massachusetts lawmakers stood alongside 250 employers, 350+ faith leaders, top educational institutions, key labor unions and more to pass legislation extending explicit protections to transgender people in public spaces like restaurants and hospitals.
Massachusetts is for everyone. Our economy depends on it. That's why leading businesses across Massachusetts strongly support Massachusetts law ensuring explicit protections for transgender people in public spaces.
Pledge to Protect Full Transgender Equality in Massachusetts I stand with the majority of Bay Staters who support explicitly protecting transgender people from discrimination in public spaces like restaurants, hotels and hospitals. Discrimination has no place in Massachusetts and I commit to ensuring transgender people are treated fairly and equally under the laws of our Commonwealth.
Public accommodations are any place we are when not at home, work or school. This includes, but is not limited to: The people of Massachusetts support equal protections under the law for our transgender neighbors, family and friends.
When it comes to transgender equality, the truth is more boring than fiction. Massachusetts fully protects transgender people, and the sky hasn't fallen.
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Voices of Massachusetts
“It’s just crazy that here I am, a law enforcement officer who could be denied entry to any public space because of who I am.” Sarah Stowe • Plymouth
“I am here to pave the road for equality for my child and for all other transgender people of all ages” Jeanne Talbot • Graton
“Every day, I live my life in fear. I’m scared.” Brandon Adams • Framingham, MA

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