Transgender Rights

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

By JCRC | July 11, 2016

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

Boston Interfaith Leaders Launch Online Campaign to #DeclareInterdependence

By JCRC | June 20, 2016

 The Boston 12 is a group of area religious leaders, including JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton and JCRC Associate Director Nahma Nadich, which has met regularly for a number of years. We are Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. We are members of cousin religions, descendant of Abraham. We are family. The public rhetoric that is borne of the current election season scares us. It is dangerous. It … Continue reading Boston Interfaith Leaders Launch Online Campaign to #DeclareInterdependence »

A Day at the State House with Sam and Dave

By JCRC | June 1, 2016

By Seth Goldberg, Government Affairs Associate With the House set to debate the Transgender Public Accommodations bill today, I can’t help but recall my time with Sam and Dave…. I’m a registered lobbyist, so I find myself in the State House quite frequently. But on this recent day, I was there with Freedom Massachusetts and individual and organizational activists to push the House to pass … Continue reading A Day at the State House with Sam and Dave »

Massachusetts Jewish Organizations Thank Legislators For Their Support Regarding “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination”

By JCRC | April 20, 2016

BOSTON (April 20, 2016) — Yesterday, representatives of Keshet, ADL, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston presented letters thanking Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo for their longstanding support of “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” and urging swift action to pass this critical legislation. Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo … Continue reading Massachusetts Jewish Organizations Thank Legislators For Their Support Regarding “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination” »

Jeremy Burton’s Comments at Keshet’s OUTstanding! Gala

By JCRC | April 14, 2016

The following are comments as delivered by JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton at Keshet’s Annual Awards Dinner. THANK YOU DANA FOR THAT PRESENTATION. AND THANK YOU KESHET, FOR HONORING JCRC TONIGHT.PERSONALLY, KESHET IS MY COMMUNITY. MY LIFE HAS BEEN ENRICHED IN THE EIGHT YEARS I’VE BEEN PRIVILGED TO BE ON THIS BOARD WITH INCREDIBLE FRIENDS, INCLUDING DANA. AND IT’S DEEPLY MEANINGFUL TO ME TO BE … Continue reading Jeremy Burton’s Comments at Keshet’s OUTstanding! Gala »

JCRC Urges Passage of Transgender Legislation

By JCRC | November 12, 2015

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, along with a broad coalition of advocacy organizations, business leaders, and the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation urges the Massachusetts House and Senate to extend non-discrimination protections in public places to individuals of all gender identities before the Legislature leaves for winter recess on November 19th. “Massachusetts has a proud history of leading the nation when it comes … Continue reading JCRC Urges Passage of Transgender Legislation »