Transgender Referendum Fought

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June 3, 2008


"Proponents of broad new protections for transgender individuals in Montgomery County were back in court yesterday, trying to block a referendum that seeks to repeal the law passed last fall by the County Council.

"Lawyers for Equality Maryland and Lambda Legal ? gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy groups ? asked a Circuit Court judge to invalidate the referendum, certified by the Board of Elections in March. Foes of the law kept it from taking effect by collecting more than 25,000 signatures to qualify for November's ballot. Citizens for Responsible Government contends that the law would give cross-dressing men access to women's locker rooms."


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