On Election Day, Massachusetts voters will face the first-ever statewide popular vote on protections for transgender people from discrimination. The referendum would repeal our state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public places, including restaurants, stores, and doctors’ offices. A “yes” vote on Question 3 keeps the current law as it is.
Protecting transgender people from discrimination is settled law in
Massachusetts. Governor Baker and a bipartisan supermajority of
legislators passed the law back in 2016, and it is working fine. Taking
away those protections violates the principles of freedom and liberty at
the most personal level. We cannot let a small group of people use this
as a distraction like they did with marriage equality.