71% of Marylanders support transgender rights bill
Thu. March 13, 2014 8:06 AM by OnTopMag.com
The measure, known as SB 212, cleared the Maryland Senate with a mostly party-line vote last week.
A similar measure died in the Senate after passage in the House in 2011.
(Related: Maryland Senate approves transgender protections bill.)
The Goucher Poll surveyed 861 adults by telephone on a wide range of issues.
When pollsters asked, "Do you [support or oppose] including gender identity in the state's anti-discrimination laws?" 71 percent of respondents said they were in support, while 20 percent said they were opposed.
More women (75%) than men (67%) said they support the legislation, which is currently in the House of Delegates.
Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley, who signed the state's marriage equality bill into law, has pledged his signature.
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