Gender-Identity Bill Fails in Maryland Senate Committee
March 14, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee failed to pass the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013, a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit.
A variety of advocates testified on behalf of SB 449, including HRC State Legislative Director Sarah Warbelow; Senators Rich Madaleno and Jamie Raskin, the bill’s two sponsors in the Senate; Dana Beyer from Gender Rights Maryland; and Carrie Evans from Equality Maryland.
HRC President Chad Griffin submitted testimony to the committee. Full text can be found here.
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