Leading sexual assault, domestic violence and women's organizations across Massachusetts have affirmed their support for our state's non-discrimination law ensuring explicit protections for transgender people in public places like restaurants, retail shops and doctors' offices—as well as gender-segregated facilities like bathrooms and locker rooms. These organizations want to make it clear: Ensuring these vital protections for transgender people does not diminish safety for sexual assault or domestic violence survivors. It's already illegal to enter a restroom with the intent of harming or harassing someone. The protections secured under Massachusetts' non-discrimination law are vital to protecting everyone—including transgender people in particular, who face a higher risk of harassment and assault.
American Association of University Women
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Medical Center Domestic Violence Program
Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery, a program of BIDMC
Economic Mobility Pathways (formerly Crittenton Women’s Union)
Elizabeth Freeman Center
Family and Community Resources, Inc.
Jane Doe, Inc.
Jewish Family and Children's Services
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
MataHari Women’s Work Center
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
National Association of Social Workers
National Organization for Women, Massachusetts Chapter
New Hope Inc.
Newton Wellesley Hospital - Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Inc.
Safe Passage, Inc.
The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc
Transition House, Inc.
Victim Rights Law Center, Massachusetts Chapter
Women Will Vote
Women’s Bar Association (WBA) of Massachusetts
YWCA, Central Massachusetts