non-discrimination law

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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The New York Times lauds Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act while New York "fails on this issue of fairness"

The New York Times editorial board commended Maryland's recent passage of a non-discrimination bill protecting transgender people, and called for Gov. Cuomo's administration to push for a similar law.

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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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