FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Contact: Angela Dallara
Governor Baker Confirms Vote to Uphold Transgender Law on 2018 Ballot
BOSTON — Today Governor Charlie Baker told WGBH that he will vote in favor of upholding the transgender protections law when it appears as a ballot question in 2018. Governor Baker previously endorsed the law while it was pending in the legislature and has cited the stories of transgender people as “really compelling,” stating that they have a strong case.
Kasey Suffredini and Mason Dunn, co-chairs of Freedom Massachusetts, released the following statement:
“Governor Baker’s commitment to upholding the transgender protections law demonstrates that fairness and inclusion are not partisan values. It’s clear that people of all backgrounds and walks of life are in favor of freedom for all in Massachusetts. When presented with the question of whether to continue to treat transgender people as equal members of the Commonwealth in 2018, Massachusetts will vote yes.”
The office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth confirmed last week that opponents of the transgender protections law have collected enough signatures to bring the law to a 2018 ballot measure.
Freedom Massachusetts is the bipartisan campaign working to ensure all people are treated fairly and equally under the law.