The State of Maryland is posed to make national headlines in its General Assembly sessions on two very important fronts for Equality. One in the realm of Same Sex Marriage and the other in the area of Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination. However, not for the same reason in respect to both. Same Sex Marriage for its advancements, and Gender Identity Anti Discrimination for its lack of advancements.
Both stand to set the tone moving forward for each individual cause, with respect to other states and on the national level. So it no wonder so much outside attention is being drawn.
I would like to focus on the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act introduced in Maryland as House Bill 235. I do not expect to change the opinions of those so determined. Yet I do wish to promote clarity and a simple alternative, satisfying the needs of ALL transgender Marylanders and those members of the transgender community throughout our nation.