Senators Kill Transgender Protection Measure

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Advocates of increased protections for transgendered individuals will have to try again next year.

The Maryland Senate voted 27-20 Monday to send the proposal back to a Senate committee, effectively killing it on the last day of the 2011 session.

The proposal would have protected transgendered individuals from housing and employment discrimination. Activists who had pushed earlier in the session to legalize gay marriage have also lobbied for the transgender protections, but Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert, made clear the measure would not likely pass his chamber.

The Senate avoided taking a conclusive vote on the bill by sending it back to committee, just as the House did with gay marriage legislation.

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

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  1. Ex-Baltimore says:

    What is it with this state and sexual diviant individuals? Why do they need “special protection”? Am I really supposed to allow a dude with a d–k use the female bathroom in my restaurant? I can see it now, men dressed as women using this as a ruse to engage in voyeurism and pedophile activities in female bathrooms. I’m sick of this sodomite loving Maryland State Government!

    1. AT says:

      Liking sodomy and being a pedofile are two different things. Get your story straight, nutjob.

      1. bernie says:

        Otherwise know as “Buggering”, Bung-holing”……Hershey Highway, brown cow etc.

    2. Christina says:

      Its nice to see that close minded ignorant people dont exsist in 2011. White men really are the only people who should be allowed in public and women and black folk should remain subserviant.

      There are so many things wrong with your comment, I dont know where to begin.

      These people aren’t sexual diviants. They dont engage in voyeurism and pedophile activities. They are just trying to live their lives and they shouldn’t be descriminated against for it. They should be allowed the same rights to jobs and homes like you or me.

      And if you are so “sick of this sodomite loving Maryland State Government” I’m sure there are some nice compounds in Utah or Texas for you to live in!

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY HAS THE SAME RIGHTS AS THE NEXT PERSON, BRINGING BILLS LIKE THIS ARE A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY, LEGISLATIVE TIME FOR OTHER MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES LIKES JOBS, TAXES, BUDGET, ETC. ETC.

  3. Mike says:

    Is it asking too much if this Legislature could raise Bills that stimulated the business environment in the State? You can tell a State is run by a bunch of looney Liberals when you have these ridiculous Bills being introduced. The good news is there appears to be some sane moderates left in the Legislature.

  4. Justy says:

    Do all people really have EQUAL rights??? If they did then this bill would have never made it this far. SOO.. MR. EX BALTIMORE up there would you have hired a transgender in your restaurant? I guess maybe you aren’t aware of all the poor gay kids who are killing themselves because they are being bullied or rejected by their parents. The constant battle between the GAY People straight people and the freakin church need to stop. Can’t we all just get along?? I guess the rules from the bible saying not to judge or treat everyone as you want to be treated were thrown out the door a long time ago. Don’t worry you so called christians god will take care of you. Kharma is a B****

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