February 13, 2013 | by Steve Charing
PFLAG chapters stand behind trans rights bill
Rich Madaleno, Maryland, Democratic Party, Montgomery County, gay news, Washington Blade

Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) (Washington Blade photo by Jeff Surprenant)

Six Maryland PFLAG chapters—Howard County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Chestertown, Carroll County and Washington, DC/Metro Area—came out in strong support of SB449, the Fairness For All Marylanders Act, which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in Maryland.

Introduced on Jan. 29 by Sens. Rich Madaleno and Jamie Raskin, both Democrats from Montgomery County, the measure has 23 co-sponsors, the most of any similar legislation in previous years.

June Horner of PFLAG-Westminster/Carroll County said, “Every single person in our state deserves an equal opportunity to live a life which is free from discrimination.”

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