Transgender Protection Bill Advances In Md. Senate

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says the reason he stalled work on a measure to extend protections to transgendered individuals is because the proposal lacks enough support in the Senate.

The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to weigh the proposal Thursday afternoon, but its odds of passing are slim, as lawmakers rush toward the end of the 2011 sessions.

The legislation would extend housing and employment discrimination protections based on a person’s gender identity, and not necessarily on that person’s sex at birth.

The bill is supported by many of the lawmakers and activists who pushed earlier this year to legalize gay marriage in Maryland.

Lawmakers end their work for the 2011 session Monday at midnight.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Not going to take it

    Why aren’t any comments posting?



  • Mike Miller Take Care of This

    take care of the debt before the debt takescare of you

  • whatnow

    Amazing how Mike Miller has so much control of this state. He alone was the only reason we didn’t get slots under Ehrlich. I thought in our type of government, one person wasn’t supposed to have that much control. As for this bill, don’t we have more pressing issues in this state that illegals going to college, gay marriage and transgender rights. This state is a cesspool and getting worse all the time but we always get stuck on social issues instead of economic ones. Work hard at work and pay your bills and nobody will care what you do in the privacy of your own home.

    • towhatnow

      You raise some good points.

  • Doug

    What will the state me if I shave my legs and put on red lipstick ?

    A corner to work??

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