Just got an email from MassEquality with some great news.  An Act Relative to Gender Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes has more original co-sponsors than any other bill introduced this session of the legislature!

If your legislator is a co-sponsor, contact them today and thank them.  If your legislator isn’t a co-sponsor, let them know you want them to vote for the bill.  To find out who your legislators are, click HERE.

More info can be found in the MassEquality email, below the fold.

Majority of the legislature supports transgender equality

Dear Lurleen,

On Wednesday, legislation to ban discrimination against transgender people in Massachusetts was introduced with 104 original co-sponsors, including majorities in the Senate and House.

The legislation has more original co-sponsors than any other bill introduced this session of the legislature.

An Act Relative to Gender Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes adds gender identity and expression to non-discrimination laws covering employment, housing, credit, and public accommodations, as well as to hate crimes statutes.

We are one step closer to passing this critical legislation. But there is still work to be done.

If your legislator signed on to co-sponsor the bill please call and thank them for their support of equality. You can call your legislator at 617-722-2000 Monday-Friday between 9 AM-5 PM. A complete list of co-sponsors is below. Click HERE to find your legislators.

If your legislator did not sign on as a co-sponsor, we will need your help when this comes up for a vote this year. Stay tuned on what you can do to help pass this important legislation.

Until then, thanks for helping us achieve so much support for equality.

Marc Solomon

Executive Director

Matt O’Malley

Political Director

Senators:

Stephen Buoniconti

Harriette Chandler

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Cynthia Creem

Ken Donnelly

Ben Downing

Jamie Eldridge

Susan Fargo

Anthony Galluccio

Pat Jehlen

Brian Joyce

Thomas Kennedy

Michael Knapik

Thomas McGee

Mark Montigny

Anthony Petruccelli

Stanley Rosenberg

Karen Spilka

Richard Tisei

Sue Tucker

Marian Walsh

Representatives:

Speaker Robert DeLeo

Geraldo Alicea

Willie Mae Allen

Brian Ashe

Cory Atkins

Demetrius Atsalis

Ruth Balser

Carlo Basile

Jen Benson

Bill Bowles

Garrett Bradley

Will Brownsberger

Antonio Cabral

Linda Dean Campbell

James Cantwell

Katherine Clark

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera

Tom Conroy

Michael Costello

Steve D’Amico

Stephen DiNatale

Paul Donato

Lori Ehrlich

Mark Falzone

Ann Margaret Ferrante

Linda Dorcena Forry

Gloria Fox

Sean Garballey

Anne Gobi

Mary Grant

Pat Haddad

Lida Harkins

Jonathan Hecht

Kate Hogan

Kevin Honan

Louis Kafka

Jay Kaufman

John Keenan

Kay Kahn

Peter Kocot

Peter Koutoujian

Stephen Kulik

Jason Lewis

David Linksy

Barbara L’Italien

Timothy Madden

Liz Malia

Ron Mariano

Paul McMurtry

Michael Moran

Charlie Murphy

Harold Naughton

Jim O’Day

Matt Patrick

Sarah Peake

Alice Peisch

Denise Provost

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

Robert Rice

Pam Richardson

John Rogers

Byron Rushing

Jeffrey Sanchez

Rosemary Sandlin

Tom Sannicandro

John Scibak

Carl Sciortino

Stephen Smith

Frank Smizik

Theodore Speliotis

Thomas Stanley

Ellen Story

William Straus

David Sullivan

Benjamin Swan

Stephen Tobin

Tim Toomey

Cleon Turner

James Vallee

Steven Walsh

Marty Walz

James Welch

Alice Wolf

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Just got an email from MassEquality with some great news.  An Act Relative to Gender Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes has more original co-sponsors than any other bill introduced this session of the legislature!

If your legislator is a co-sponsor, contact them today and thank them.  If your legislator isn’t a co-sponsor, let them know you want them to vote for the bill.  To find out who your legislators are, click HERE.

More info can be found in the MassEquality email, below the fold. (more…)

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