As we continue the important work of updating Massachusetts law to fully protect transgender people, there is exciting news from Washington, D.C. where a new federal LGBT equality bill has been introduced.
This new national bill increases the urgency of state-based efforts like ours to protect all people from discrimination. We know this bill can’t become law overnight — and that’s why we’re dedicated to doing everything we can right now to protect transgender Bay Staters from all forms of discrimination as soon as possible.
We’ve got a lot more work to do to share with everyone in Massachusetts why protecting transgender people from discrimination is both the right thing to do and good our the continued growth of our state’s economy.
As we continue conversations around the state about the importance of updating our state’s non-discrimination laws, we consistently hear from people who are surprised and disappointed that transgender people aren’t expressly protected from discrimination in public spaces — like restaurants and hotels—under our state’s public accommodation law.
With your support, we can bring the law in line with Massachusetts values — which we know don’t support discrimination.