76% of Mass. voters in favor of protecting transgender people from discrimination

BayWindows.com – by Hannah Clay Wareham – Staff Reporter

The majority of Massachusetts’s voters support legislative protections for transgender people, a Lake Research Partners poll found this month, including 81% of women.

“Support for the law is deep and broad and stretches across demographic and geographic groups,” the poll analysis read.

“Voters understand discrimination and don’t want to see it allowed in the Commonwealth,” said Rep. Carl Sciortino (D), lead sponsor of a proposed bill that would extend protection against discrimination to transgender people, said…