gratitude-a-thon day 2038: hey Massachusetts, vote yes on 3, please

I have a transgender person in my life who is very important to me, so I wanted to make sure that while I’ve blogged endlessly about why it’s vital to vote Democratic this year, voting yes on question 3 in Massachusetts is just as important.

My best friend’s daughter is in transition to become a male. He is lucky to have a family that fully supports him (and lots of friends who do, too),  but not every transgender person does, and many face abuse, humiliation, assault, violence and discrimination for simply being who they are. This is an issue of human rights.

My young transgender friend is one of the smartest and most interesting people I know. I have loved her for the past 15 years, and I will love him for the rest of his life.

Question 3 is about the protection of transgender people from discrimination in public places, including restaurants and doctor’s offices, restrooms and schools.

I couldn’t be any prouder to be a resident of Massachusetts (or to have my transgender friend in my life), where we aim to treat all people with dignity and respect. In fact, we were the first state in the country to recognize marriage equality.

Please vote yes on 3. If you have questions, this site has the answers.  Grateful for your vote.

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