A New Law Against Transgender Discrimination

Law360, New York (December 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Montgomery County has added gender identity to the list of prohibited bases of discrimination. The law, which takes effect Feb. 20, 2008, makes it unlawful to discriminate against transgender individuals in Montgomery County, Md., in employment and other economic relationships and services.

The Law

Bill 23-07, which supporters argued is needed to combat the discrimination suffered by transgender individuals, was passed by a unanimous Montgomery County Council on Nov. 13, 2007, and signed into law by County Executive Isiah Leggett on Nov. 21.

The ordinance will...
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