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Chrissy Polis

The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and had become so adept at petitioning Maryland laws to referendum that some Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley included, urged the General Assembly to make it tougher to do. How foolish that looks now.

Over the weekend, the conservative group came up short in its efforts to petition to referendum the transgender rights law passed this year by the legislature. had only to produce 18,500 signatures by midnight on Saturday — a goal the organization had little trouble meeting previously when it petitioned same-sex marriage or Maryland's version of the Dream Act in recent years.

The opponents even had...