Boston rally protests proposed transgender policy changes

BOSTON (WHDH) - A group of people turned out to a rally at Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday in support of transgender rights.

Kaeden Thompson, Jack Rinta and Tyler Smith organized the rally so people could share their views on Question 3, a referendum that would repeal a 2016 law that prohibits discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of gender identity.

“The fact that we are having this battle on the ballot is wrong,” Mayor Walsh said at the rally. “Love trumps hate.”

Proponents of the question hope to keep the existing law in place.

Opponents say state law is too vague when it comes to the definition of gender. They fear that criminals and sex offenders will be able to take advantage of these ambiguities and pose a safety risk to the public.

But Walsh said, “This question is about equality in legislature.”

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