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The Coming Nightmare of a “Transsexual Rights
and Hate Crimes" Law in Massachusetts:

Why Bill H1728 Must Be Defeated

by Amy Contrada, MassResistance

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Text of H1728


Synopsis of Bill 1728

The Transsexual Rights and Hate Crimes bill is possibly the most radical legislation ever seriously introduced into the Massachusetts Legislature. It would add the vaguely defined phrase "gender identity or expression" to many existing statutes, opening the door to unimaginable perversions played out in public – and the public will have no right to object. For instance, H1728 would:

  • Impose up to a $2500.00 fine and one year in jail for publicly criticizing transgender behavior.
  • Make it a "civil right" to cross-dress in public places or on the job, and a "civil right" to receive sex-change procedures in all hospitals;
  • Open up restrooms and locker rooms everywhere (including public schools) to persons of the opposite sex;
  • Force all businesses to accept cross dressing, transgenderism (including sex-change transitions) among their employees or clients, and eventually include bizarre transgender "health coverage" in employee benefits packages;
  • Force our public schools to include "transgender" education at all levels, and make any complaints criminal (as incitements to discriminate);
  • Make it criminal discrimination to speak out against or refuse to rent or sell to a transsexual-related business, tenant, or person (even if next to a church or school);
  • Make it criminal discrimination for a financial organization to refuse a loan to a transsexual-related business;
  • Give state sanction to dangerous surgical mutilations and hormonal manipulations of people suffering from a recognized psychiatric disorder, with unknown long-term health consequences;
  • Add a new category of persons (falling under the undefined phrase “gender identity or expression”) to those receiving special protection under Mass. “hate crimes” statutes.

There is no exemption for an individual's religious beliefs or for religious-affiliated businesses.

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