JCRC Applauds Governor Baker, Senate President Rosenberg, and Speaker DeLeo on Historic Passage of Transgender Anti-Discrimination Legislation

We look forward to joining leaders of the Commonwealth this morning as they gather on the State House steps, including Attorney General Maura Healey, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and state legislators, to celebrate Governor Baker’s signing of the so-called #TransBillMA on Friday.

“On this historic day, we will celebrate a decade long effort to protect transgender residents of the Commonwealth from discrimination in public places,” said Executive Director Jeremy Burton. “We are grateful to the many who took risks to fight for the right of all to feel safe in public.”

As JCRC noted in a statement urging passage of the bill, Massachusetts has a proud history of leading the nation when it comes to extending civil rights protections, in particular for the LGBT Community. We applaud the leaders of our state for keeping this tradition alive.