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  • Another misguided petition drive [Editorial]

    Another misguided petition drive  [Editorial]
    These last few years will go down as a time when Marylanders took steps to recognize the humanity of those who have too often been marginalized. In 2011, the General Assembly voted to stop penalizing children whose parents brought them to the United...
  • The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

    The triumph of fairness  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and MdPetitions.com 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...
  • Gender identity protected [Editorial]

    Gender identity protected  [Editorial]
    If this coming November Maryland Republicans look back at the election results and wonder what went wrong, they may want to start with Thursday's vote by the House of Delegates in which every member of their party in attendance voted against a bill to ban...
  • Transgender people want to be treated fairly and equally [Letter]

    Hurray for speaking out on behalf of proposed law that sets the expectations that people be treated equally ("Time for 'Chrissy's Law,'" Jan. 20). I take exception to your title for this important law, however. It is officially called "The Fairness to...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...
  • Activists turn focus to transgender rights

    Activists turn focus to transgender rights
    The first time Kai Bacharach uttered his name — his male name, the one he chose for himself — was in the spring, at an event for students accepted to Goucher. For the first 18 years of life, Bacharach used the female name his parents bestowed...
  • Transgender advocates see McDonald's beating as a turning point

    Transgender advocates see McDonald's beating as a turning point
    School kids call Catherine Hyde's teenage daughter "freak" and "pervert," or "homo." She's forced to change for gym in a closet and use the teacher's restroom. Hyde knows her daughter, who was born male, has had it easy in a world where transgender...
  • Devastating effects of transgender discrimination

    The brutal beating of Chrissy Lee Polis at the Rosedale McDonald's rightly calls attention to the systemic stigmatization of transgender individuals living in Maryland ("Transgender Advocates See McDonald's Beating as a Turning Point" April 30). Yet the...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 85 degrees. Tonight is is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low temperature around 60 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you...
  • Howard weighs gender identity bill after statewide law fails

    After suffering a defeat in the state legislature, advocates pushing to bar discrimination against transgender people are looking to build protection into local laws — spurred on by a high-profile attack on a woman at a Baltimore County McDonald's...
  • Transgender citizens, families testify for Howard Co. anti-discrimination bill

    About two dozen transgender citizens, their relatives and supporters on Monday night urged the Howard County Council to adopt a bill that would bar discrimination against transgender people. "We don't want to be special," said Howard resident Sharon...
  • Victim of transgender assault at Rosedale McDonald's charged with disorderly conduct

    Victim of transgender assault at Rosedale McDonald's charged with disorderly conduct
    The 23-year-old transgendered woman whose videotaped beating in a Rosedale McDonald's went viral over the Internet is facing a disorderly conduct charge after an argument with a police officer in Baltimore County. Chrissy Lee Polis, free on $7,500 bail,...