Get the Facts About Senate Bill 212

The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 212: The Fairness for All Marylanders Act last month. However, opponents of fairness are trying to misrepresent what this law does. Take a moment to find out what this important law actually does. FAQ’S ON SENATE BILL 212: THE FAIRNESS FOR ALL MARYLANDERS ACT OF 2014 What is the Fairness For All Marylanders Act? What is the meaning of “gender identity” in this bill? Why do we need this law? How many transgender people are there in Maryland? Is the Fairness For All Marylanders Act a radical change to the law? Does this law […]

FAQs for SB 212: The Fairness for All Marylanders Act

FAQs ON SENATE BILL 212: THE FAIRNESS FOR ALL MARYLANDERS ACT OF 2014 Sign the Pledge to #StandForFairness for All Marylanders: http://bit.ly/StandForFairness What is the Fairness For All Marylanders Act? What is the meaning of “gender identity” in this bill? Why do we need this law? How many transgender people are there in Maryland? Is the Fairness For All Marylanders Act a radical change to the law? Does this law mean that all public facilities will have to be open to anyone – regardless of gender or gender expression? What exactly is a “public accommodation”? How does the Fairness For […]

Governor Hogan’s First 24 Hours Start on the Wrong Foot for LGBT Maryland

Contact: Carrie Evans, Equality Maryland Carrie@EqualityMaryland.org, 443-514-4999 Jer Welter, FreeState Legal jwelter@freestatelegal.org, (410) 625-5428 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 […]

Equality Maryland Endorses Senator Brian Frosh

Baltimore – Today Equality Maryland announced its endorsement of Senator Brian Frosh for Attorney General. This is the latest endorsment issued by Maryland’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Marylanders. The PAC has already issued endorsements to the Brown/Ulman ticket as well as to 57 incumbents seeking re-election to the General Assembly. “Brian Frosh has been a firm ally and leader on LGBT issues in the General Assembly. He has the maturity, experience and commitment to be an effective advocate for the LGBT communities of Maryland as our next Attorney General,” said Equality Maryland Executive Director Carrie […]

EQUALITY MARYLAND DISAPPOINTED BUT NOT DEFEATED – WE WILL TRIUMPH

Maryland’s LGBT advocacy organization vows to keep up the fight.   After lengthy debate and support from thousands of Marylanders from all over the state, the House of Delegates recommitted the Civil Marriage Protection Act to committee.   Statement by the Staff and Board of Equality Maryland; Morgan Meneses-Sheets, Executive Director and Charles Butler, Board President   Though we are disappointed that we must continue to fight for marriage equality, today’s move was a strategic step that will allow us to fight and win in the future.   We celebrate that-for the first time-marriage equality legislation made it through the […]