Transgender discrimination bill subject to discrimination, some say – Posted by Julie Bykowicz

The Senate president’s decision to sideline House-backed legislation to prevent the discrimination of transgendered people has infuriated activists and some lawmakers.

On Saturday, the House of Delegates voted 86-52 in favor of the bill, shipping it to the Senate before the Monday crossover deadline. It was one of 94 bills that arrived at the Senate doors over the weekend — and the only one to land in the Rules Committee rather than in a panel that can move legislation to the full chamber.