But perhaps the biggest danger with Governor Hogan's proposal is the way participating schools would be allowed to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, teachers and staff. Readers may not be aware that private and religious schools in Maryland are legally permitted to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Equality Maryland and many other organizations in Maryland strongly believe that public dollars should not be subsidizing discrimination. Gov. Hogan's legislation does nothing to prohibit this discrimination in Maryland. In light of Indiana's recently passed law that has created a national firestorm, Maryland legislators, who, by and large, have been supportive of fairness and equality, should firmly reject these efforts.