Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted in favor of An Act Relative to Transgender Discrimination (HB 4343), which would protect transgender people from discrimination. This historic vote brings us another step closer to protecting the rights of all residents and sends a powerful message that our state is a place of equality, opportunity, and community.
The ACLU of Massachusetts extends special thanks to Speaker DeLeo and Representatives Rushing, Provost, and Fernandes. Their impassioned leadership has been crucial to the passage of this bill.
We hope that the Conference Committee will produce a final piece of legislation Bay Staters can be proud of.