From The Baltimore Sun:
Gov. Martin O’Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people.
The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing, was one of scores of bills O’Malley signed during the last scheduled public signing ceremony of his eight years as governor.
The governor handed the pen he used to sign the transgender protection law to Sen. Richard S. Madaleno, a Montgomery County Democrat who fought for eight years to persuade his colleagues to pass it.
Though the legislation has been signed, a group of opponents to the bill say they’ll try and gather enough signatures to put the bill on the ballot for November.