As members of leading sexual assault, domestic violence and women's organizations across Massachusetts, we affirm our support for our state's non-discrimination law ensuring explicit protections for transgender people in public spaces like restaurants, retail shops and doctors' offices.
We want to make one thing clear: Ensuring these vital protections for transgender people does not diminish safety for women or children. It's already illegal to enter a restroom with the intent of harming or harassing someone. In fact, they enhance safety, because transgender people in particular face a higher risk of harassment and assault.
The protections secured under Massachusetts' non-discrimination law are vital to protecting everyone. Join us in supporting them: