With a Senate debate on #TransBillMA (HB 1577/SB 735) scheduled this week, a recent poll of likely voters indicates a majority Bay Staters support the non-discrimination legislation, according to the Boston Globe.
A strong margin of voters (53%) said they support the transgender rights bill, to the mere 30% who opposed in the live landline and cellphone poll of 500 likely Massachusetts voters, conducted May 2 to 5.
#TransBillMA would extend existing non-discrimination protections to explicitly protect transgender people in public places like restaurants, doctors offices, malls, and banks.
Just over a week ago, the bill was reported out of committee by an overwhelming majority vote after it had been stalled for months. Thursday’s Senate debate marks the next in a series of seemingly rapid-fire victories for the bill.
While momentum for passage of HB 1577/SB 735 is stronger than ever before, the legislation must secure a majority YES vote in both the Senate and the House in order to advance to the governor’s desk for signature.
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