Senate quashes transgender equality bill – Posted by Julie Bykowicz

The Senate has ended debate for the year on a bill that would have protected transgendered people from employment, credit and housing discrimination.

“The Senate’s treatment of this legislation will be remembered for a long time by the LGBT community and Marylanders who believe in equal rights for all,” Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. wrote in a statement this afternoon. A Montgomery County Democrat and the chamber’s only openly gay member, Madaleno vowed to file the legislation again next year.