Bathroom Law Repeal Effort Hits its Mark

Bathroom Law Repeal Effort Hits its Mark


Keep MA Safe | News Release 


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Bathroom Law Repeal Effort Hits its Mark

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WOBURN — Keep MA Safe, the Ballot Question Committee working to repeal the bathroom and locker room law, is proud to announce a major milestone. As of Tuesday, September 27th, with another week of certification remaining, local clerks are reporting nearly 33,000 certified signatures, meeting the 32,375 required to have the law placed on the ballot for repeal. Hundreds of volunteers spent much of the past two months collecting over 50,000 signatures of concerned Massachusetts voters who want the opportunity to vote this law off the books. 

Parents have been particularly alarmed to learn about this law, signed in early July, which would allow men to use the women’s bathroom, locker room, shower or changing facility if they identify as female. There have already been incidents reported here in MA where women’s privacy and safety in public accommodations were violated.

Earlier this summer, a man was caught taking pictures of a teenage girl on his cell phone in a Target changing room in Revere. Another man entered a women’s public bathroom in the Back Bay several weeks ago and exposed himself. Episodes like this are causing people to fight back against radical policies, not only in MA but across the country. Last month, a nationwide boycott led Target to walk back much of its new bathroom policy after suffering a substantial loss in revenue and stock value.  

Keep MA Safe has until October 6th to turn in all of the certified petition forms to the MA Secretary of State’s Office, which will review the certified petitions before formally announcing whether or not the question has made it onto the November 2018 ballot.  If successful, this will be the first repeal question placed in front of MA voters in nearly 20 years.