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Gender-Identity Bill Fails in Maryland Senate Committee

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.

HRC is dedicated to achieving equality for Trans Marylanders.

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