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Md. Governor: Transgendered People Need More Protection

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Protesters gathered at a rally outside the McDonald's in Rosedale, Md., in April to call for more protections for transgender people. Police in D.C. say the majority of hate crimes in the city target people based on their sexual orientation.
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Protesters gathered at a rally outside the McDonald's in Rosedale, Md., in April to call for more protections for transgender people. Police in D.C. say the majority of hate crimes in the city target people based on their sexual orientation.

A statement released by the governor says it's clear more must be done to protect the rights of transgendered people.

A bill that would have protected transgendered individuals from housing and employment discrimination passed the House of Delegates in the session that ended in April. But the bill failed to pass the Senate.

O'Malley's pledge to do more comes in the wake of the beating of a 22-year-old transgendered woman who was attacked at a McDonald's restaurant in Rosedale a week after the session adjourned. Two teens face assault and hate crimes charges in the case.

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