Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Another Victory… Maybe

In Maryland, Baltimore County passed a gender inclusive anti-discrimination law that includes public accommodation… maybe. They add a weird clause in the language of the bill.
Balto. Co. Council approves transgender discrimination ban
Council does not pass 'bathroom amendment'
Baltimore Sun
By Alison Knezevich
February 21, 2012

Transgender people would be protected from discrimination in Baltimore County under a measure approved by the County Council Tuesday, making the county the fourth local government in Maryland to adopt such protections.

Council members did not add a heavily debated amendment proposed last week that would have specifically exempted bathrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms. Instead, the council left the bathroom issue open to interpretation in the legislation, amending the measure so that the protections do not apply to "distinctly private or personal" facilities.
Hun? Distinctly private or personal? What does that mean? Are they talking about bathrooms? All the bathrooms that I know all have private stalls. I think the language of the bill is going to cause more problems for everyone because it is so vague that another news article said, this is going to create full employment for lawyers.

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