Atrius Health urges the Massachusetts Legislature to take a favorable vote now on H1577/S735, An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination.
As a large employer, as well as a health care provider that cares for many transgender patients, Atrius Health stands with many other organizations statewide in support of this important piece of legislation.
Massachusetts has already banned discrimination against transgender people in many areas such as housing, employment and credit. It is time to offer additional protection to ensure that transgender people are also protected from discrimination in public places. Transgender people deserve to feel safe and welcome in Massachusetts. They deserve dignity and respect. Promoting equality is not just the right thing to do – it is also an important medical issue for our patients.
Atrius Health is proud to stand with the transgender community in support of this legislation.