The Maryland House committee Health and Government Operations Committee will hold its first hearing on HB235, the ???"Human Rights bill"??? without public accommodations in Annapolis Maryland.
NO public accommodations provisions, means trans people will continue to have NO legal right to be in the spaces the human race occupies!
Attend the House committee Health and Government Operations Committee hearing in Annapolis!!!
March 9 at 1:00 p.m.
6 Bladen St.
Annapolis Md. 21401
Sign up for the public to make a comment begins at 9:00am be there earlier!!!
Get there early otherwise you may not speak because there are going to be a lot of folks wanting to speak and limited time.
Its suggested to make 35 copies of your testimony for the committee, attorneys and the public.
Back ground from TransMaryland
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