So, I meant to post about this earlier, but better late than never!
Mycroft Masada Holmes has info about the bill:
The Massachusetts height and weight anti-discrimination bill is back! And it has a hearing on Tuesday June 25th. Please read, submit testimony, attend, contact your legislators, spread the word, etc.! MA voters are most needed but everything helps.
An Act Making Discrimination on the Basis of Height and Weight Unlawful (House Bill 1758) has been re-filed. It would amend MA state laws prohibiting discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations by adding “height” and “weight” to the list of legally protected ‘classes’. The lead sponsor is Representative Byron Rushing, a longtime and amazing social justice leader, including for transgender rights and in the Episcopal Church (the Trans Equal Rights Law passed in November 2011, the Trans Equal Access Bill was filed this January).
Today is the day to email your support of a height/weight anti-discrimination law in Massachusetts: firstname.lastname@example.org. Even one sentence HELPS!!!
I just send an email to Mr. VanDerWoude, the legislative aide to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Byron Rushing.I also emailed my Representative, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.
If you’re in Massachusetts, you can find out who your State Representative is here. Send them an email and let them know why you support the bill!