The state’s largest teachers unions, along with associations representing Massachusetts superintendents and school committees, know the importance of treating everyone with respect. That’s why they all strongly oppose the harmful ballot 2018 initiative that would roll back Massachusetts’ non-discrimination law ensuring fair and equal treatment for transgender people in public spaces like hotels, restaurants and hospitals. For nearly a decade, state law has already protected transgender students in K-12 schools—and state educators can attest to successful implementation of fully transgender-inclusive policies. Now, these leaders in the education community are proud to say that all transgender people are afforded similar protections statewide.