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Often overlooked in the gay rights debate are people whose gender expression is nontraditional, even by gay/straight standards. That, in Massachusetts, could change, thanks to a bill sponsored by Reps. Carl Sciortino and Byron Rushing and Sen. Ben Downing, which would add gender expression to the list of things you can’t fire someone for, and also add them to the hate crimes protections.
If you haven’t seen the HBO film, Normal, you should. Just like everyone else, transgendered people want to be safe, they want to lead normal, boring lives, and this legislation goes a long way towards achieving that.
To send a letter urging your legislators to support this by signing on to it, you can use MassEquality’s web page to do so. I urge you to take the time to write or call our state representation. There is only a short time for them to decide to sign on as co-sponsors so do it now!
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