March 14, 2013
I am sorry to report the SB449, the "Fairness for All Marylanders" Gender Identity Anti-discrimination act died in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee today on a 5-6 vote. Of note, voting against the bill were Democrats Brochin, Muse and Stone.
Thanks to all who put forward supporting efforts in getting the bill as far as it went. Personally I am happy to see that our team made the best efforts we could with several recalcitrant senators. In particular I want to thank Dana Beyer, Jon Shurberg, and Darrell Carrington for their efforts. I am proud to have been a member of that "A" team.
Board Chair, Gender Rights Maryland