Maryland’s Statewide Transgender Rights Bill Dies in Committee Despite Tremendous Successes at the Local Level

By: Monday March 26, 2012 9:50 am

Gender Rights Maryland reports today that Senate President Mike Miller has allowed the gender identity and expression anti-discrimination bill (SB 212) to die in committee: Today marks the crossover date in the Maryland General Assembly for bills to move from one house to the other. It is unfortunate that we cannot report that SB212 is [...]

Mother of Transgender Teen: Ignorance is Deadly, Pass the Maryland Gender Identity Anti-discrimination Bill

By: Saturday March 3, 2012 11:50 am

A bill to add gender identity to the list of classes protected against discrimination in public accommodations, housing, and employment got its first hearing last week in the Maryland state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Maryland law already prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation and disability in [...]

NAACP Supports Passage of Maryland’s Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Bill

By: Saturday January 28, 2012 12:22 am

Speaking Friday at Creating Change, an annual national conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, NAACP President Ben Jealous announced that the Maryland gender identity anti-discrimination bill has his organization’s backing. The bill (SB 212) was introduced late last week and awaits action in the Senate Judicial Proceedings committee. It is comprehensive in coverage, [...]

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