There is a question that will be brought to the voters of Massachusetts on the November ballot asking whether the state should maintain the current law that protects transgender people from discrimination. These important protections have been in place since 2016 without problem.

A yes vote preserves this state law protecting transgender and gender-nonconforming people from discrimination in public places, including stores, restaurants, hotels, public transportation, parks, museums, dentists’ offices, and hospitals. A no vote would repeal the law.

The Rainbow Commission has joined the Freedom for All Massachusetts coalition in expressing support for keeping this important state law, which provides the same protections that Town Meeting added to the Arlington Bylaw. You can learn more here:

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