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An Act of Faith: Communities of Faith Speak Out for Transgender Equality

January 21, 2009: An Act of Faith

Massachusetts Communities of Faith Speak Out for Transgender Equality

Keshet and The Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality invite you to help kick off a faith-based campaign in support of a civil rights bill for transgender equality.

Join with clergy, lay leaders, and community members from many faiths and spiritual traditions to celebrate our work and learn how you can take action and help pass a bill that will make Massachusetts a more just state for everyone.

January 21, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Berenson Hall, Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road, Newton, MA, 02459
MBTA: Green Line (D) to Newton Centre

Why this legislation (”An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes”): Because currently in Massachusetts people can be fired, refused work, denied housing, education or credit simply because of bias against their gender identity or gender expression. This bill would outlaw such discrimination and add further protections against violence and harassment of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in our state.

Sponsors: The Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality and Keshet
Co-Sponsors (as of 12.21.08): Arlington Street Church,Cambridge Welcoming Ministries, GLAD, MASALA, MassEquality, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, Metropolitan Community Church of Boston, Ohel Tzedek of Temple Israel, TransEpiscopal

Questions/RSVP: Orly Jacobovits, [email protected] or 617.524.9227

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