The General Assembly convened on January 14, 2015. Equality Maryland has three bills that we hope to get passed during the 90 day session.

A bill that would allow transgender  people to change their Maryland birth certificate when it’s right for them.

A bill that would ensure equal insurance coverage for same-sex married couples in the area of in-vitro fertilization.

A bill that would ensure  that when parents separate, the best interests of the children will be the criteria to determine a non-legal (de facto) parent’s rights and responsibilities.

Other bills of interest to Equality Maryland:

Senate Bill 40: The Healthy Working Families ActThis bill would require specified employers to to provide employees with earned sick and safe leave.

Status: Senate Bill 40 will have a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee on February 2, 2015.

EQMD Position: Support

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2014 Session Information 

EQMD Events
Date 05/24/2015 - 05/31/2015
,  5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Description: From Sunday, May 24, to Sunday, May 31, join local and national Equality Maryland supporters and staff for a welcoming...
Date 06/19/2015
Four Seasons Baltimore, Baltimore Maryland 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: Celebrate Pride month with a dazzling event at Baltimore’s Four Seasons Hotel, overlooking a floor-to-ceiling panorama of the Inner Harbor. With...

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