Predictably, the transphobic bigots formed Keep MA Safe, and successfully fought to get a referendum on the 2018 ballot, called Question 3, that would eradicate those protections.
Once again, the human rights of trans people are on an election ballot, but this time it's in the blue state of Massachusetts. I and a lot of people outside of the state are concerned about this referendum because if they transphobes are successful in killing this Massachusetts trans rights bill, it could set off a wave of anti-trans referendums just in time for the 2020 presidential election.
A WBUR poll conducted back in May was equally disturbing, showing that only 52% of Massachusetts resident were in favor of keeping the trans rights law versus 38% of Massachusetts residents who favored getting rid of it.
Massachusetts will be a trans political battleground as we get closer to Election Day, and that's why the bipartisan Freedom For All Massachusetts coalition started back in May.
They are hard at work to ensure that we hear good news from the Bay State on November 6.
The only support that matters is in the voting booth on November 6. That's why Trans World will be nervously watching the election results from Massachusetts on that date..
Because once again, trans people's human rights are on the ballot, and it's a must win election for us.