Opponents focus on issue of men in women’s restrooms
BOSTON — The debate over transgender bathrooms is heating up in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition held an event Tuesday, April 7 supporting legislation that would add "gender identity and expression" to the state’s anti-discrimination laws. The bill has more than 100 legislative co-sponsors.
But a coalition opposing the measure held a news conference on Wednesday, April 8 that focused on a provision allowing any man who self-identifies as a women access to women’s rest rooms, locker rooms, emergency shelters and fitness clubs and vice versa.
A similar transgender rights proposal was recently defeated in New Hampshire over the bathroom issue. But it may be reconsidered.