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General Assembly passes protective order, hate crime, hairstyle bills

State military vehicles are parked outside the State House complex Monday morning. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in the waning hours of its virus-abbreviated 2020 session to enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective orders against any individual who allegedly attacked them in the previous six months. ...

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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

Sen. William "Will" Smith, chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. (The Daily Record/File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary ...

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Bill would amend Md. civil rights law to ban hairstyle bias

Sen. William "Will" Smith, chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. (The Daily Record/File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s prohibition on racial discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations would be expanded to include bias on the basis of hairstyles associated with race under legislation pending before the General Assembly. Specifically, the measure would broaden the ...

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