A new poll found that Maryland residents overwhelmingly support a proposed bill that would ban discrimination based against transgender individuals.

The Goucher Poll, conducted by the politics center at Goucher College, found that 71 percent of those surveyed supported legislation that would include gender identity in Maryland's anti-discrimination laws. Of those, 39 percent strongly supported the legislation.

Twenty percent of respondents were opposed.

The bill, dubbed the Fairness for All Marylanders Act, was approved by Maryland's Senate earlier this month and is currently under consideration by the House of Delegates.