MD Transgender Non-Discrimination Bill Passes Full Senate

Published 03/04 2014 12:32PM

Updated 03/04 2014 12:41PM

WHAG NEWS - On Tuesday, a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit, passed in the full Senate after having been voted out of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee last week. 

In a written release, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said, "No one should ever have to worry about losing their job or accessing safe and affordable housing simply because of who they are. We hope Maryland's fair-minded lawmakers will act on this critical bill quickly."

The Human Rights Campaign is on the steering committee of the Maryland Coalition for Trans Equality, which has been working towards the passage of this bill, and will continue to work together on the Fairness for All Marylanders Act as it moves through to the House. 

HRC says they've invested resources and on-the ground support in this effort including $25,000 to Equality Maryland for field organizing and State Legislative Director Sarah Warbelow testified in support of the legislation earlier this month. 

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