106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Transgender Candidate to Challenge Gay Senator in Maryland

View Comments
Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County in the Democratic primary.

Dana Beyer, who is the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, made the announcement Thursday.

Beyer says Maryland residents have waited too long for economic fairness and equal opportunity.

Video: Anti-Redskins Ad Out Before Super Bowl

Beyer is running against Sen. Richard Madaleno, who has been in the state Senate since 2007. He served in the House of Delegates from 2003 to 2007. Madaleno has been an advocate for gay and transgender rights in Maryland. He is sponsoring a bill this session to ban discrimination against transgender residents.

Beyer ran unsuccessfully for delegate in 2006 and 2010.

Read: Airports In States With Legalized Marijuana Have Trouble Stopping Passengers From Carrying On Weed

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,548 other followers