Community Meeting to Support Transgender Rights Legislation

Pittsfield, Mass. – The Western Mass Chapter of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) invites everyone to a Community Meeting for Trans Rights Legislation at Dottie’s Coffee at 444 North Street in Pittsfield, on Friday March 20 at 6:30 p.m.

MTPC is delighted that there is now a majority of legislators in both the State House and Senate supporting the bill: An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes which was proposed by Representatives Carl Sciortino and Byron Rushing on the House side, with Berkshire-based Senator Ben Downing in the lead in the Senate. This bill adds the category of “gender identity or expression” to the State hate crime laws as well as to the employment, housing, credit, public accommodations, and public education non-discrimination laws.