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Looking Out: Maryland earns mediocre ranking in LGBT legislation assessment
Looking Out: Maryland earns mediocre ranking in LGBT legislation assessment

Maryland is mediocre when it comes to protecting its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, according to a recent nationwide assessment of state laws. While same-sex marriage is legal in the state and transgender residents enjoy more protections than ever before, Maryland still falls short in protecting LGBT parents and youth, according to the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural State Equality Index, released earlier this week. It also lacks health protections and anti-discrimination statutes found in other states, the study found. Since 2004, 18 "good laws" for the LGBT community have been passed, the study found, but LGBT advocates also had to fight to block...

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