Please contact your legislators, and send a thank you to MTPC and GLAD.
The Massachusetts Legislature took a big step yesterday towards ensuring that the Commonwealth remains a place where transgender people can work, shop, rent a home, get a bank loan, or just walk down the street without fear of discrimination.
“An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes,” introduced in the Massachusetts legislature behind the leadership of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MPTC) and Rep. Carl Sciortino, would add “gender identity and expression” to all the state’s non-discrimination laws, as well as the hate crimes statute. The goal of this legislation is to make clear that transgender individuals have equal protection under the law. GLAD supports this development, and we hope you will make a couple of phone calls to help move the bill forward. MPTC is asking supporters to call their senator and representative and ask them to become co-sponsors of the bill. To find and contact your legislators, please click here. You can also learn more about the bill by clicking here.
GLAD is committed to bringing full equality to transgender people, through ground-breaking litigation and progressive legislation. If you want to read more about GLAD’s transgender work, please visit our web site. We will keep you posted on developments with this important legislation.
Sincerely, Lee Swislow