Sign up for the Teen Vogue daily email. Main menu Skip to primary content. This departure, and subsequently this new chapter for MTPC, is so amazingly organic and natural. But activists on the other side say it was born out of simple anti-trans bigotry and prejudice. Trans and nonbinary veterans deserve the same honor and respect as others who have served. A recent study by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law on the impact of Massachusetts' law found that it did not affect the number or frequency of criminal incidents in restrooms, locker rooms or changing rooms. I do however also love spending time outdoors, whether just on a long walk, going on a strenuous hike, or spending a day at the beach.
The UCLA study found that immediately after Massachusetts passed the gender identity protection, there were "fewer incidents of privacy and safety violations" in places with inclusive accommodation protections than in places without them.
Such an action could threaten federal anti-discrimination protections for transgender people in the latest such move from the Trump administration to roll back hard-earned rights during the Obama era and through decades of federal court decisions. If the business has reason to believe a person is misusing a facility, they can ask the person to produce state-issued identification or a letter from a health care provider, clergy or friend attesting to their gender identity. Regardless of our skepticism or opinions about the military, or critiques of the military-industrial complex, no one should be denied a job, or public service, based on their gender identity or expression. Instead, they said, the goal was to protect women from being harassed or assaulted by criminals falsely claiming to identify as female.
Yes on 3 campaigners on Wednesday also highlighted the importance of protecting the rights of transgender individuals in the state who are too young to vote.