Maryland Transgender Law Repeal Effort Fails

Written by scott on June 1st, 2014

Transgender FlagMaryland’s transgender rights bill will stand as anti-LGBT forces fail to collect enough signatures to force a public vote on the law.

The Washington Blade reports:

State Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington County), who led the effort, said in an e-mail to supporters that his website,, collected 17,500 signatures — roughly 1,000 shy of the third of the 55,737 signatures it needed to submit to state election officials by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Parrott said collected more than 6,000 signatures over the last two days, but it appears as though opponents never submitted them. “So many people did so much and we are very grateful for your enthusiastic support,” said Parrott. “It is difficult to come this close and then fall short, and yet we know that it was only through this effort that people became aware of the effects of this bill.”

They also failed to put a repeal of California’s law on the ballot. Could it be that transphobia is slowly fading in the US?

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