Massachusetts Supports Transgender Rights!

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The Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Act went into effect  yesterday, July 1st, making the bay state the 16th in the country to protect transgender rights.

The law “bars discrimination in employment, housing, education, and lending” as well as allows prosecutors to try attacks on transgender persons as hate crimes.

This law means a lot in terms of recognizing and supporting transgender persons in the state of Massachusetts– a population of an estimated 33,000. We hope the other 34 states catch up soon!

You can read the Boston Globe article here.

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