A bill passed by the Maryland House and sent to the Maryland Senate was released to the full Senate yesterday by the Senate Rules Committee. This bill is known as HB235.
Maryland’s HB235 is a discrimination bill dealing with gender identity. It defines gender identity as “a gender-related identity or appearance of an individual, regardless of the individual’s assigned sex at birth.” It would protect transgender individuals from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and lending.
The italics in the bill’s definition, indicating my astonishment, are mine. (more…)