We, the undersigned would like to express our concern about the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act, Maryland House Bill 235. This legislation was created by organizations that do not represent the better interest of Maryland's transgender citizens, and without the involvement of those most affected by its content. We would respectfully ask that this bill be amended to include the same protections offered under similar non discrimination legislation pertaining to all other protected classes, including race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and sexual orientation, prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. We oppose any version of this legislation that does not contain language prohibiting discrimination against gender variant Marylanders in all of these areas INCLUDING PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION, and would ask that any version of this bill that does not contain this language be withdrawn.
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