Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Governor Hogan has allowed two bills impacting the LGBT community to become law. These measures were priorities for Equality Maryland and we applaud the Governor for supporting fairness and allowing them to go into effect. Senate Bill 413/House Bill 838, sponsored by Senator Cheryl Kagan and Delegate Terri Hill, will prohibit discrimination based on sexual
Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Equality Maryland will do our best to keep the community abreast of protests and other actions they can get involved with in Baltimore. Read more here
Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
When does the law go into effect?
Assuming the Governor signs the bill (or does nothing) the law goes into effect on July 1, 2015
More questions and answers here
Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015
To follow the legislation of importance to Equality Maryland and LGBT Marylanders and our families, click here .
Posted on Monday, February 9th, 2015
Support LGBT equality and the environment at the same time! Equality Maryland is teaming up with SolarCity to bring you the opportunity to generate your own renewable energy with no upfront cost to you. Use the link below to request a meeting with a SolarCity representative. They’ll contact you to set up a meeting where
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Governor Hogan has re-issued the Executive Order to include gender identity. They are still reviewing the proposed regulation that would prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity by Medicaid providers. We will continue to keep the pressure on.
Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Governor Hogan’s First 24 Hours Start on the Wrong Foot for LGBT Maryland
January 22, 2015 – In his first day as Maryland’s 62nd Governor Larry Hogan withdrew regulations that would have prohibited Medicaid providers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and issued an Executive Order that omits gender identity as a grounds for equal opportunity.
Governor Hogan withdrew proposed amendments to COMAR 10.09.36.03A (8), the regulation that prohibits discrimination in the provision of services by Medicaid providers, to update the regulation to reflect current law barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and (as revised at the urging of Equality Maryland and FreeState Legal) gender identity.
Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015
With increasingly visible suicide attempts and deaths among transgender youth, we’re sharing this important resource from our friends at Transgender Law Center and National Center for Transgender Equality. These are some resources available if you or someone you know needs help. If engaging about the topic on social media, please take a minute to read “Talking
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014
The Equality Maryland Foundation and Equality Maryland, Inc. are looking for nominations for our Board of Directors. Please review the “job description” and if you are ready and willing to throw your hat in the ring, please download an application form .
Posted on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
In 2014 Equality Maryland was at the forefront of passing the Fairness for All Marylanders Act and led the successful efforts to educate voters on the law and urge them to not sign the petition to put the law to referendum.