Voters in Massachusetts Make History with First Statewide Popular Vote in Favor of Transgender Americans

GLAAD President: “Voters in Massachusetts tonight made history and sent a clear message that transgender rights are human rights”
November 6, 2018


New York, NY – GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today applauded voters in Massachusetts for supporting a “Yes” vote on Question 3, upholding the state’s transgender nondiscrimination law which protects transgender people from discrimination in public spaces like restaurants, hotels and hospitals. The victory in Massachusetts marks the first statewide popular vote in favor of rights for transgender Americans.  

“Voters in Massachusetts made history tonight and sent a clear message that transgender rights are human rights,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “The personal stories of so many transgender people in Massachusetts coupled with support from allies in business, faith communities, sports, and so many areas of the state, shattered stereotypes and sparked this historic show of acceptance. This victory for transgender people all around the country is the latest sign that the Trump Administration’s attempts to discriminate against transgender Americans are completely out of step with where the American public is.”

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