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HB 235

Human Relations - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Antidiscrimination

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  • Referred to Committee
  • Bill Passed
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This is a Votesmart Key Vote!
Session: 2011
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This text refers to the Motion Vote in the Senate.
Vote on a motion to recommit to committee a bill that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity with regard to housing, credit, and employment.
-Defines "gender identity" as a gender-related identity or appearance of an individual regardless of the individual's assigned sex at birth (Sec. 2). -Prohibits a person that is licensed or regulated by a unit in the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation or by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation from discriminating against any person because of their gender identity (Sec. 2). -Exempts any religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society with respect to the employment of individuals of a particular gender identity (Sec. 2). -Authorizes an employer to establish and require an employee to adhere to reasonable workplace appearance, grooming, and dress standards that are directly related to the nature of the employment as long as the employer allows any employee to appear, groom, and dress consistent with the employee's gender identity (Sec. 2). -Establishes that all personnel actions concerning a State employee or applicant for employment in State government shall be made without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation (Sec. 2).

Recent Actions

Date Chamber en-MD, bills, show, action
Senate Favorable with Amendments Report by Judicial Proceedings
Senate Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
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Recent Votes

  • 47 all votes
    27 yes votes
    20 no votes
    0 other votes
  • On Third Reading on passage
    141 all votes
    86 yes votes
    52 no votes
    3 other votes
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