Massachusetts mayors strongly support fair and equal treatment under the law for transgender people in Massachusetts. That’s because they know this makes our communities stronger.

They’re speaking out in support of our Commonwealth’s non-discrimination laws protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places. Public places include restaurants, retail shops, and hospitals. These mayors are urging their constituents to vote ‘YES’ and uphold these protections at the polls this November.

Mayors Have A History of Support:

Two years ago, a coalition of mayors was at the forefront of urging the General Court and Governor Baker to swiftly pass legislation to update Massachusetts’ existing non-discrimination law to protect transgender people from discrimination.

“I am proud that Boston is committed to providing protection from discrimination in public places, regardless of gender identity. Everyone has the right to enjoy retail stores, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, theaters, public parks, and public transportation. Our diversity and inclusive community is what makes Boston so strong.” —Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Cities and towns flourish when the laws protect everyone from discrimination, and mayors know our Commonwealth benefits when we expand these protections.

What Can I Do?

Under the banner Mayors for Freedom, these leaders agree that our cities are safer, and our state thrives, when the law affords transgender people explicit protections in public spaces. Join them in urging your fellow Bay Staters to vote ‘YES’ to uphold Massachusetts’ law protecting transgender people from discrimination.

Join the Mayors Coalition

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Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston
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Mayor Kim Driscoll, Salem
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Mayor Paul Heroux, Attleboro
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Mayor Michael Cahill, Beverly
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Mayor Marc McGovern, Cambridge
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Former Mayor David Maher, Cambridge
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Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, Easthampton
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Mayor Yvonne Spicer, Framingham
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Mayor William Martin, Greenfield
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Mayor Alex Morse, Holyoke
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Mayor Dan Rivera, Lawrence
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Mayor William Samaras, Lowell
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Mayor Thomas McGee, Lynn
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Former Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, Lynn
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Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden
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Mayor Stephanie Burke, Medford
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Former Mayor Michael McGlynn, Medford
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Mayor Gail Infurna, Melrose
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Former Mayor Robert Dolan, Melrose
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Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford
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Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, Newton
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Former Mayor Setti Warren, Newton
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Mayor Thomas Bernard, North Adams
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Mayor David Narkewicz, Northampton
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Mayor Linda Tyer, Pittsfield
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Town Manager David Panagore, Provincetown
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Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Somerville
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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Springfield
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Mayor Joseph Petty, Worcester

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