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Pro-Bathroom Bill Ballot Question Committee Has 35 Times More Money Than Opponents in Massachusetts

September 12, 2018

New Boston Post,

Matt McDonald,

September 10, 2018-

A political committee supporting the state’s so-called Bathroom Bill in Massachusetts raised 17 times more money during the first eight months of 2018 than a committee trying to persuade voters to repeal it. The Yes on 3 committee also has 35 times more cash on hand about two months before the general election in November, according to filings published Monday by the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Freedom for All Massachusetts Inc., which is stumping for a yes vote to keep gender identity as among the protected classes in the state’s civil rights law concerning public accommodations, reported raising $1,837,392.98 between January 1 and September 2. The committee had $934,870.33 on hand as of September 2. Keep Massachusetts Safe, the committee trying to repeal the Bathroom Bill, raised $106,378.35 during the same period. The committee had $26,379.68 on hand as of September 2. Supporters of the law, which the state legislature passed in June 2016, say it protects basic rights of people who identify with a gender other than the one that corresponds to their biological sex.

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