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MD’s Gov. Pushes for Anti-Discrimination Law

A commission, set up by Maryland Governor Parris Glendening, has determined “discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation does occur in Maryland.” The commission has also recommended Maryland adopt measures to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. Glendening’s proposal for a new state law will reach the State House of Representatives mid-January, where in 1999, a similar piece of legislation passed, only to be blocked by the conservative Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Glendening, whose gay brother died of complications from AIDS, has been a strong proponent of anti-discrimination law for years.

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Washington Post _ January 4, 2001

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