GLAD issued the following statement by Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi after the Massachusetts State House passed the transgender accommodations bill by a vote of 116-36:

““This is an incredible moment. After years of brave and steadfast work by transgender people, family members, allies, businesses, faith leaders, and community organizations, we are inches from full equality for transgender people in our state.  This bill will not only ensure fair and long overdue protections for transgender people, but enshrine in law a recognition of the dignity and humanity of transgender people.”