Transgender equality is making advances in Maryland, where the House of Delegates will soon vote on House Bill 474.
HB 474 is more expansive in scope than the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. HB 474 would add "gender identity" to existing protections that protect Marylanders from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation and credit.
Maryland would join twelve states: California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia in outlawing this outrageous discrimination.
If you or someone you know lives in Maryland its time for you to ask them to either call or take action online and let their legislators know that they want this bill to pass.
Recently, Maryland's unemployment rate spiked to a 15-year high. At any time this kind of discrimination is reprehensible, but at times when families are struggling to keep food on the table, or even keep the table, the stress that gender identity discrimination places on families is immoral and anti-family.
To take action, click here, or please visit Equality Maryland for more information.