November 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
HRC pledges $25K match for Md. trans fight
Gay News, Washington Blade, Carrie Evans, Gay Maryland, gender identity

‘Without HRC, we would not have won,’ said Equality Maryland’s Carrie Evans of the state’s marriage fight. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

At the conclusion of Equality Maryland’s 25th Anniversary Brunch on Oct. 27, there was a challenge from Marty Rouse, national field director for the Human Rights Campaign that his organization will match up to $25,000 in donations to Equality Maryland to help pass a statewide gender identity non-discrimination law. Following that announcement, thousands of dollars were pledged by supporters in attendance. The last total available indicated Equality Maryland still lacked $8,000 toward the goal.

Earlier in the proceedings Carrie Evans, executive director of Equality Maryland, praised HRC for its efforts and contributions toward winning the ballot referendum on same-sex marriage.  “Without HRC, we would not have won,” she said.

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