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General Assembly passes protective order, hate crime, hairstyle bills (access required)

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 (access required)

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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