Thank you to my dear friend and LGBT ally, Jennifer Carey, for inspiring this story. Last week we witnessed a move forward in the civil rights movement. Governor Deval Patrick, of Massachusetts signed bill H.3810 into law. Massachusetts is now the 16th state to offer protection from discrimination to transgender men and women.
Governor Patrick was quoted:
No individual should face discrimination because of who they are. This legislation gives Massachusetts the necessary tools to stop hate crimes against transgender people and to treat others fairly. I am proud to sign it.
Very nice, Governor Patrick. Now let us hope that the next senator for Massachusetts will be Elizabeth Warren.