In 2018, Massachusetts will vote for fairness.A broad coalition is joining together to defeat a dangerous initiative on the statewide ballot in Massachusetts in November 2018 that would repeal our state's non-discrimination law ensuring fair and equal treatment for our transgender neighbors, family and friends. Faith leaders, public safety officials, major employers, top educational institutions, key labor unions and more are standing together to affirm: Discrimination has no place in Massachusetts!
Pledge to Protect Full Transgender Equality in MassachusettsI 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.
83%of MA's 12 leading Fortune 500 companieshave non-discrimination policies in place that explicitly cover gender identity.
65%of transgender people in Massachusettsreport experiencing discrimination in an area of public accommodation.
18states across the nationincluding Massachusetts have passed non-discrimination laws protecting transgender people in public spaces.
In 2016, Massachusetts passed non-discrimination protections for our transgender friends, family and neighbors in public spaces—any place we are when not at home, work or school. This includes, but is not limited to:
Retail Stores and Malls
The people of Massachusetts support equal protections under the law for our transgender neighbors, family and friends.
Industry Associations & Professional Organizations
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Women’s Organizations
Other Municipal Officials & Organizations
Nonprofit & Advocacy Organizations
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.