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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Saturday, December 9, 2023

Yes on 3 campaign engages students in support of transgender rights

Juniors Martina Tan (left) and Sean Murphy (right), members of the Yes on 3 campaign, pose for a portrait on Sept. 25.
Yes on 3 2018 Massachusetts ballo adds gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in places of public accommodation, resort, or amusement state's election website Juniors Sean Murphy Martina Tan Yes on 3 June Boston Pride Parade Murphy Murphy Murphy Boston
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“There's no one way that a trans rights activist looks," Tan said.

Murphy highlighted his personal connection to the campaign, as he wants to preserve the nondiscrimination rules that incentivized him to attend Tufts in the first place.

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Murphy criticized the history of trans rights activism in America, noting that past LGBTQ rights campaigns seemed to to prioritize select issues while ignoring others.

"When same-sex marriage was becoming an issue, and when people would raise issues concerning trans rights, a lot of the response was ‘No, that’s too radical right now — we’ll come back for you,’" Murphy said. "I think there is something to be said about communities sticking together."