Breaking: Massachusetts Legislature Passes Full Transgender Protections Bill

I’m so happy for all my friends in Massachusetts!

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Republican Governor expected to sign bill that would make MA 18th state with explicit protections for transgender people in public places

MA, Governor Charlie Baker, Republican MA, Governor Charlie Baker, Republican

Today the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed HB 4343, the bill that would update state law to ensure explicit protections for transgender people in public places, including parks, restaurants, hospitals, and public restrooms. The bill also passed the Senate overwhelmingly and with bipartisan support on May 12. It now heads to conference committee for final procedural steps, and will then go to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk.

Massachusetts is the first state since 2014 to pass a bill ensuring explicit protections for transgender people in public spaces.

“Today, Massachusetts has bucked a national trend of legislative attacks against the transgender community and offered a simple but powerful acknowledgement to transgender young people, adults and our families: that we are human beings, worthy of respect and deserving of equal protection under law,” said Kasey Suffredini

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A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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