Lexington delegation stands up for transgender equal rights Press Release

BOSTON, MA – On May 15, Representative Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington), Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington), and Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) raised their voices in support of transgender equal rights in the wake of the recent decision to allow a question onto the November 2018 ballot that would repeal equal protections and civil liberties for transgender individuals in Massachusetts.

“All people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religious identity, should be given equal protection under the law in Massachusetts,” said Senator Friedman. “At a time when our country is more divisive than ever, we must remain firm in our commitment to defending the rights and well-being of all people in our communities, especially those who have been marginalized. As a strong ally of the LGBTQ community, I will continue to stand strong against hate and discrimination in our Commonwealth by casting my vote this November to protect transgender individuals and preserve our anti-discrimination laws.”

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  • May 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Thank you Cindy. I’m replying to you for another reason besides thanking you. I think it’s important for those of us, myself among them, who are not directly affected by this bias against trans people, to publicly and steadfastly support trans rights. There is no one in my family who is trans, I do not have trans friends (that I know of). This is a human issue. The issue should be stated: If you’re human and you’re breathing, your civil rights should be protected. Period.


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