Massachusetts UUs Support Transgender Anti-Discrimination Measure
In the past few weeks, Connecticut and Nevada have passed transgender anti-discrimination laws. Will the Commonwealth of Massachusetts follow?
For years, legislators have failed to hold a vote on “An Act Relative to Transgender Equal Rights”. Today, the Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the bill. Rev. Sue Phillips, District Executive for the UUA Clara Barton and Massachusetts Bay Districts, testified today at the Massachusetts State House in support of the measure, H502 / S764.
“We have a moral responsibility to stand on the side of love with our transgender neighbors, friends and relatives,” said Rev. Phillips. “And in supporting the Transgender Equal Rights Bill, Unitarian Universalists are upholding the First Principle of our faith: To affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
“Let me repeat that: The inherent worth and dignity of every person. I respectfully request that our esteemed Judiciary Committee Chairs, committee members, and all our Massachusetts legislators hold this simple but profound concept in mind when discussing this crucially important piece of legislation. That you be bold and righteous in your decisions. And that you join us in standing on the side of love.”
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