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Group seeks referendum on transgender rights law
Group seeks referendum on transgender rights law

A conservative group will try to collect enough signatures to force a referendum on a law approved by the General Assembly this year protecting the rights of transgender individuals. MDPetitions.com, founded and led by Republican Del. Neil Parrott of Washington County, announced Tuesday that it is launching an effort to put the law on the November ballot. If the group collects enough signatures, voters would decide whether to uphold or overrule the law. The legislation passed both the Senate and House of Delegates by wide margins over the opposition of most Republicans and some socially conservative Democrats, and Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he will sign it. It is scheduled to...