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Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined in two separate studies released this week, are indicative of a larger shift toward equality and acceptance, the studies' authors found -- even if data is limited in some areas and LGBT people, including children, are still discriminated against in local schools and many other corners of the world. The two studies were the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Municipal Equality Index, which assessed laws in 353 cities across the...

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