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An anti-discrimination law in Montgomery County, Md. went into effect on September 10th after a protracted protest period by conservative groups. The groups wanted the legislation, passed last year by the county council, to go to vote this year. The law, which a court decided would not be put to ballot, is to protect against discrimination based on “gender identity.” “Gender identity” explicitly includes transgender individuals, but it will be interesting to see what other transgressive gender expressions will also be protected under this umbrella.