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Nine of 12 LGBT candidates advance in Tuesday’s primary

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)
Nine of 12 openly LGBT candidates won their primary races Tuesday, but lesbian Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur was not one them. In a six-person race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor, Mizeur won 22 percent of the vote, two points behind the state attorney general Doug Gansler, with [...]

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Maryland man sentenced for assaulting transgender woman in D.C. store

Monday, June 16, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A man who pleaded guilty to pistol-whipping a transgender woman in a convenience store in Washington has been sentenced to 28 months in prison. Thirty-six-year-old Michael Phillips of Fairmount Heights, Maryland, was sentenced Monday in Superior Court in the District. [...]

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Body of murdered transgender woman found in Baltimore field

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Police said Wednesday that a homicide victim found early Tuesday in a field in Northeast Baltimore was a transgender woman identified as 40-year-old Kandy Hall, but that details surrounding her death remained scarce. [...]

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Effort to repeal Md. transgender rights law falls short

Sunday, June 1, 2014
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- An effort to repeal a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in Maryland has fallen short. Backers of a petition to repeal the bill conceded Sunday that they gathered about 1,000 fewer signatures than they needed to get the issue on the November ballot. [...]

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Md. governor Martin O’Malley signs transgender rights bill into law

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley signs the transgender rights bill on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a measure to stop discrimination against transgender people at his last bill-signing ceremony as governor, but opponents say they will try to have the new law rescinded at the ballot box in November. [...]

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Md. GOP lawmakers launch ballot effort to repeal transgender rights law

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
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. [...]

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Johns Hopkins Univ. to honor DOMA plaintiff, attorney with honorary degrees

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Plaintiff Edith Windsor (right) and her attorney Roberta Kaplan leave the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after the court heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act.
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. [...]

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Md. House OKs transgender rights bill, governor says he will sign into law

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Maryland state capitol in Annapolis.
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. [...]

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Md. House committee advances transgender rights bill

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland House of Delegates committee on Tuesday advanced legislation to prohibit discrimination against people who are transgender. [...]

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Poll: 71 percent of Marylanders support transgender rights bill

Saturday, March 15, 2014
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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. [...]

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