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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 18:25

Howard County Passed Anti-Discrimination Bill

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Howard County passed a law banning discrimination based on gender identity and expression in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, financing, health and social services.

It is by a vote of 4-1 that Howard County Council in Maryland approved this legislation which will take effect in about sixty days.

"This is a very happy day here in Howard County," said Heath Goisovich, official with Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays [PFLAG] of Howard County, group which launched the legislation with Gender Rights Maryland.

"Now, after much hard work, we have expanded protections in Howard and done so with a broad coalition of support," said Sharon Brackett, board chair for Gender Rights Maryland. "As a resident of Howard County I could not be prouder of my Council for taking this issue on."

The fact that Howard County passed this law could also push the law to pass in the state.


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