Public officials from both sides of the aisle know we must uphold Massachusetts’ law that protects transgender people from discrimination, because discrimination has no place in our Commonwealth.
Now, our Commonwealth’s most iconic government entities, from libraries to city commissions, are joining them. All want to uphold fairness for our transgender neighbors, family and friends at the ballot this November.
Public Officials & Government Entities Have A History of Support
Massachusetts has a long history of progress in securing LGBT equality. It would be a disturbing step backward if our state’s non-discrimination laws protecting transgender people from discrimination are repealed. As a result, our communities will be less safe and welcoming.
This law lets all Massachusetts residents—including those who are transgender—live their lives free from discrimination. Our public organizations know we should treat all hardworking people, including transgender people, fairly and equally. So we updated the laws of our state in 2016, with the support of many public officials and organizations, to reflect that.
What Can My Organization Do?
Our coalition of local public officials and government organizations committed to upholding the law at the ballot box in November 2018 is growing rapidly. If you are an elected official or represent a government entity, sign up to join us today!
Ashfield Board of Health
Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement
Boston Public Health Commission
Boston Public Library
Wakefield Human Rights Commission