Maryland

Maryland Governor Signs Marriage Equality into Law

Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley made history today by signing the state's marriage equality bill into law. Maryland is the eighth state to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples.

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Media misgenders transgender woman killed in NSA shooting

Initial reporting from several media outlets misgendered a transgender woman who was killed by National Security Aagency police while allegedly attempting to drive an SUV through a restricted entrance to the NSA campus in Fort Meade, MD.

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From urban to rural, a call for increased support for LGBT youth across the US

Organizations across the country have sounded a call for a boost in support for LGBT youth, many of whom experience discrimination and homelessness.

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June 2, 2014

Maryland's anti-trans activists fail to repeal non-discrimination law

Conservative activists, led by Delegate Neil C. Parrott, collected more than 17,500 valid signatures from Marylanders to repeal a new Maryland law giving legal protection to transgender individuals, falling 1,000 short of their first deadline.

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WATCH: MSNBC's Ronan Farrow confronts anti-trans tactics against Maryland's non-discrimination law

On Friday, MSNBC's Ronan Farrow spoke with activist and community leader Mel Wymore, who is transgender, about the attempt of a conservative group to repeal Maryland's trans-inclusive non-discrimination act. Media Matters wrote about the segment and Farrow's discussion of the "myth" that trans-inclusive bathrooms pose a threat to society.

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Anti-LGBT website pushing for referendum vote on Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act

The website MDPetitions.com, founded by Maryland Republican delegate Neil Parrott, has a new petition making false claims about the state's recently passed transgender-inclusive non-discrimination act, and calling for a referendum vote.

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Maryland legislature passes transgender protections

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that would ban discrimination against transgender people. It was passed by the Maryland Senate in January, and is expected to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley in the coming weeks.

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Pastor fired for participating in step-daughter's wedding

Brett Hadley a Seventh-Day Adventist minister, has been forced to resign his position because he attended the wedding of his step-daughter and her wife in Bellingham, Washington.

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July 17, 2013

Lambda Legal annouces new transgender resource hub after Maryland EEOC ruling

A transgender woman employed by a government contractor in the state of Maryland has reached a settlement in her case against her job, alleging physical and verbal harassment. With the help of Freedom to Work and Lambda Legal, it was determined that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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