MA Voters Favor Protecting Transgender People from Discrimination
New Poll Shows Broad and Deep Support for Current Legislation
A new poll shows that 76% of Massachusetts voters support passing a law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners from November 4-8 2009, was released today by a coalition of Massachusetts organizations* working to pass non-discrimination legislation currently being studied by the joint Judiciary Committee of the legislature. It was based on telephone interviews with 400 likely voters.
*Coalition members include the Massachusetts chapter of National Organization for Women; the National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter; ACLU of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders; MassEquality; Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus; Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association; and 70 other member organizations of the Transgender Civil Rights Coalition