On Tuesday October 6th, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hear public testimony on SB 735 and HB 1577, legislation that would update Massachusetts’ existing discrimination laws to include protections for transgender Bay Staters in public spaces like restaurants, doctors offices, and public transportation.
The hearing marks a landmark in the fight for full transgender equality in Massachusetts. It’s the first step in the political process whereby lawmakers will decide whether to update our civil rights law to fully protect transgender people from discrimination. It’s also provides a forum for the general public to voice their support for the legislation.
Now, more than ever, lawmakers need to hear from the public the truth about where we stand on this issue – that discrimination has no place in our state.
To ensure that our legislators get the message loud a clear, we are collecting testimonials from supporters through October 1st. Click here to fill out a simple form and we will submit your testimony in support of SB 735 and HB 1577 to the committee to be entered into public record.