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  • Teen gets five years for attack on transgender woman at McDonald's

    Teen gets five years for attack on transgender woman at McDonald's
    After a teenage girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for beating a transgender woman at a McDonald's in Rosedale, some advocates for transgender people called the sentence too lenient. "The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the...
  • In transgender beating a just (and necessary) sentence

    In transgender beating a just (and necessary) sentence
    The five-year prison sentence Baltimore County Circuit Judge John Turnbull II imposed on the 19-year-old who savagely beat a transgender woman in a Rosedale McDonald's was both appropriate to the crime and necessary for the peace of mind of the community....
  • Too little prison time in McDonald's beating

    I believe the five-year prison sentence imposed on 19-year-old Teonna Brown, who savagely attacked Chrissy Lee Polis at a Rosedale McDonald's, was too light ("A just sentence," Sept. 15). What's worse is that if Ms. Brown had made such an attack on a non-...
  • Trauma still fresh for transgender beating victim

    Trauma still fresh for transgender beating victim
    The windows are wide open in the messy apartment, the afternoon sky darkening fast. Chrissy Polis can't stand the Essex neighborhood outside, where everyone knows who she is. But she doesn't know how to get out, or where she'd go if she did. "I just...
  • Balto. Co. to consider transgender anti-discrimination bill

    A Baltimore County councilman plans to introduce a measure next week to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. Tom Quirk, a Catonsville Democrat, said the bill would add both gender identity and sexual orientation to the county's existing...
  • Balto. Co. Council hears testimony on transgender bill

    Baltimore County Council members heard emotional testimony Tuesday as dozens of residents turned out to speak about a proposal meant to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. Supporters of the legislation, introduced Tuesday by Catonsville...
  • O'Malley will back transgender rights bill

    Though it won't be part of his legislative agenda, Gov. Martin O'Malley told reporters this morning that he will back a bill to extend employment, housing and other rights to transgender people. "I support it wholeheatedly," O'Malley said. "I do...
  • Balto. Co. Council may strip bathrooms from transgender bill

    After hearing hours of testimony on a bill to ban discrimination against transgender people, Baltimore County Council members said Tuesday they would consider exempting public restrooms and locker rooms from the measure. Restrooms have emerged as a hot-...
  • Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County

    Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County
    Jenna Fischetti picks a seat at a Baltimore County Starbucks where she can see who's coming and going. As a transgender woman, the 47-year-old is always on guard. "My head's on the swivel," said Fischetti, a freckled brunette. When she slips into a...
  • Gender identity and bathrooms in Balto. Co.

    Gender identity and bathrooms in Balto. Co.
    Tuesday night, the Baltimore County Council has a chance to send a powerful message about equality and fairness to all Marylanders when it votes on a bill to extend the county's anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people. In the county where...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves transgender discrimination ban

    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...