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March 15, 2013

Maryland Senate Committee Votes Down Bill That Would Have Banned Transgender Discrimination

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 15:50

A state Senate committee in Maryland dealt a tough blow to transgender rights Thursday by voting down a bill that would have banned gender-identity discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation.

The committee voted 6-5 to narrowly defeat the Fairness For All Marylanders Act Of 2013, which would have added “gender identity” to the law that right now prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status and sexual orientation, The Washington Blade reports.

The bill may have been doomed when a senator who supported it was moved off the committee and replaced by one who voted against it, Metro Weekly writes. That switch was made by Senate leadership in order to pass a wind energy bill, the paper notes.

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via The Huffington Post | Full News Feed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/maryland-transgender-bill-votes-down-gender-identity_n_2879371.html

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