Friday, March 6, 2009

Urge Committees to Support Transgender Anti-Discrimination Legislation in Maryland

Transgender people experience bias far too often in employment, housing, healthcare, and public accommodations. When discrimination prevents or hinders a person from gaining or keeping employment, many other problems develop. Rent doesn't get paid, which leads to eviction. Data shows that 42% of transgender people in the DC Metro Area are unemployed and 19% do not have their own living space. Transgender individuals may also be denied access to social services like shelters or rape crisis centers; refused treatment, ridiculed, or denied recognition of their gender identity by health care professionals; or refused service at restaurants or stores.

We must unite to pass HB474/SB566 to ensure protections for transgender people in Maryland.

Take Action Via Equality Maryland Action Center

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