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Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Pushed Back To Committee

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The Maryland Senate voted to send the measure back to a Senate committee, effectively killing it on the final day of this year's legislative session.

The measure would prohibit discrimination based on "a gender-related identity, or appearance of an individual regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth."

Activists who had pushed earlier in the session to legalize gay marriage also lobbied for the transgender protections, but Senate President Thomas Miller (D-Calvert and Prince George's County) made it clear the measure would not likely pass his chamber.


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