S3 Episode 4: Beyond a Bathroom Bill

In our final regular episode, we’re talking about how the 2016 public accommodations law is more than just a bathroom bill. We look to other states to understand how the implications of this vote on Question 3 go beyond just transgender people. What does it mean for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country if this law stays? And if it’s overturned?

Check back in two weeks for our election wrap-up episode, where we’ll explain what happened in this year’s election, including Question 3.

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Further Reading:

Find your polling place here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/

Question 3

Yes on 3: Freedom for All Massachusetts

No on 3: Keep MA Safe

SB 2407 (2016): An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination

Politifact: HB2 has cost North Carolina Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Gallup: Americans Split Over New LGBT Protections, Restroom Policies

NYT: ‘Transgender' Could Be Defined out of Existence Under Trump Administration

Forbes: Indiana's Religious Freedom Act Cost Indianapolis $60 Million in Lost Revenue

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Labor Force Projections (PDF)

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