Maryland is the 7th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on April 28, 1788. Its most populous city is Baltimore, and the state capitol is located in Annapolis.
LGBT Rights in Maryland: Same-sex marriage became legal in Maryland on Jan. 1, 2013, approved by 52.4 percent of voters in a ballot referendum on Nov. 6, 2012. The measure was originally passed in the Legislature and signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley on March 1, 2012. State law protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation, but not gender identity. State law protects against hate crimes based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. State law permits any adult to petition to adopt and recognizes same-sex couples as co-parents.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Two Maryland legislators have launched a petition drive to have the state's new law barring discrimination against people who are transgendered brought to a referendum.
BALTIMORE -- Two women involved in a case challenging the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriages that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A measure to prevent discrimination against people who are transgender cleared the Maryland General Assembly on Thursday, and Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to sign the bill into law. [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland House of Delegates committee on Tuesday advanced legislation to prohibit discrimination against people who are transgender.
BALTIMORE -- A new poll finds that 71 percent of Marylanders support proposed legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodation. [...]
ANNAPOLIS -- A bill that would have banned mental health professionals in Maryland from engaging in efforts to change a youth's sexual orientation or gender identity has been withdrawn. [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity was approved in the Maryland state Senate on Tuesday, and now heads to the House of Delegates. [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity gained preliminary approval Friday in the Maryland state Senate. [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland senate panel on Thursday advanced a bill that would add gender identity to the state's anti-discrimination law. [...]
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on a proposal to ban anti-transgender discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. [...]