Massachusetts should be a place that is accepting of all people regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, national origin, income, or medical condition. We accomplish this by protecting every individual’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Massachusetts should be the “shining city upon a hill” that so many have hoped America would be for the rest of the world. We can only do that if all people are allowed to live their lives without fear and with opportunity to make a better future for themselves. Nobody should be discriminated against for what they look like, what they believe, or who they love. Massachusetts must a place where everyone gets a fair shake.