Maryland Transgender Rights Bill Heads to Governor for Signature
The Fairness for All Marylanders Act just passed in the House of Delegates by a vote of 82-57 and now heads to Governor O’Malley for his signature. This bill will add explicit protections on the basis of gender identity to Maryland’s non-discrimination laws, making Maryland the 18th state to have such protections, and leaving only three states in the country that have sexual orientation but not gender identity state-wide non-discrimination protections.
The Task Force has been a proud partner with Equality Maryland and the Maryland Coalition for Transgender Equality to work for a statewide trans-inclusive non-discrimination law. The Task Force has been deeply engaged for years working to secure full legal protections for transgender people in Maryland.
Posted on March 28, 2014, in LGBT Equality, News & Politics, Political and tagged 18th state, Fairness for All Marylanders Act, gender identity, Governor O'Malley, lgbt, lgbt rights, Maryland, news, transgender, transgender rights. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Maryland Transgender Rights Bill Heads to Governor for Signature.