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  • Plans for Balto. Co. senior-housing developments moving forward

    Plans for two Baltimore County senior housing developments, one of which is tied to the expansion of the Catonsville Family Y, are set to move forward this week. County Councilman Tom Quirk said he plans to introduce resolutions Monday seeking council...
  • Opponents speak against Balto. Co. transgender bill

    Opponents of a proposal to protect transgender people from discrimination in Baltimore County urged the County Council on Monday to defeat the measure, saying they fear the bill could have unintended consequences. At a council meeting, about 15 people...
  • Balto. Co. Council may strip bathrooms from transgender bill

    Update: Baltimore County Council members say they'll consider an amendment to exempt public restrooms, locker rooms and dressing rooms from a bill meant to protect transgender people from discrimination. Councilman John Olszewski Sr., a Dundalk Democrat,...
  • Baltimore Co. Council poised to reform development practice

    The Baltimore County Council is poised make it easier to get information about plans filed under a real estate development method that has been criticized as too easy on builders and too hard on residents trying to keep track of what's going on in their...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Support for anti-discrimination bill latest example of councilman supporting community

    Thank you, Councilman Tom Quirk, for co-sponsoring the anti-discrimination bill in the Baltimore County Council. Fighting for civil rights has never been easy. I appreciate your willingness to stand up and do what is right for our county. What a great...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves plans for three residential developments

    Baltimore County Council members on Monday approved preliminary plans for three residential developments: two senior-housing projects in the county's southwestern corner and a townhouse project in North Point. The council unanimously signed off on...
  • Ordinance discriminates against ex-gays

    In a recent article ("Transgender bias ban approved," Feb. 22), Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk describes his sexual orientation and gender identity bill as a "human rights bill" which he sponsored because "everyone deserves to be treated fairly."...
  • Baltimore Co. preparing for tough budget year

    Baltimore County is bracing for another tough budget year, delaying new construction and improvements to infrastructure while looking for other ways to save. But County Council members and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration say they don't...