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.READ MORE: Now That Students Have Returned To The Classroom, One Question Remains: Are Children Safe?
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.READ MORE: 'I'm All About Ellicott City' Ellicott City Residents & Business Owners React To Number 10 Ranking On Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live List'
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.MORE NEWS: Audit Finds Electronic Tolls Overbilled Maryland Drivers
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