Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Question 3: Transgender Anti-Discrimination

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Kelly Jenkins earned her license to teach middle school science earlier this year, but decided not to apply to teach her own classroom in part because she’s wary of the outcome of Ballot Question No. 3. 
“If this law gets repealed and I go somewhere with my students, I’m concerned I could be discriminated against in front of them,” she explained. 
Jenkins, a teacher’s assistant at Wellesley Middle School, is a transgender woman. Massachusetts voters on Nov. 6 will be asked whether to uphold a 2016 law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people, including Jenkins, who use places of public accommodation. 
A “yes” vote means the law remains and transgender people will continue to be legally protected against discrimination in public places, including convenience stores and bathrooms. A “no” vote means the law is repealed and the legal protection is eliminated."

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Additional info on the ballot questions


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