On Election Day, Massachusetts voters will be the first to face a statewide popular vote on protections for transgender people from discrimination. Hear why law enforcement and leading sexual assault, domestic violence and women’s organizations across Massachusetts are YES on Question 3:
“Jane Doe Inc. fully supports the existing state’s transgender non-discrimination law because no one in our communities becomes less safe by laws protecting transgender people from discrimination. This law ensures we can all live our lives with privacy and dignity. Massachusetts, vote YES on 3!”
Debra Robbin, Executive Director, Jane Doe Inc.
“In 2015, the Public Accommodations Law passed in Massachusetts. It made me proud to live in a state where we could reaffirm that transgender people deserve to feel safe in their everyday lives. I'm a survivor of sexual violence and I can tell you that the question has really nothing to do about risking the safety of myself or other people.It's really about protecting transgender individuals in our state. That's why it's so important that we keep this in place and vote Yes on Three."
Sophie, Social Worker
“We've had this bill in place for two years. There’s no incidents where this law was used for any criminal activity. Question Three simply adds protections to transgender folks. What Question 3 does not do is take away from those laws that we have in place now.”
Paul Tucker, Former Salem Police Chief
Massachusetts law enforcement and leading sexual assault, domestic violence and women’s organizations all agree: Ensuring vital protections for transgender people does not diminish safety for others.
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