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  • News & Events

    FreeState Justice Celebrates Charles Byrd Blackburn

    Today, FreeState Justice celebrates the life of Charles Byrd Blackburn, a tireless worker for equality in Maryland, who passed away last week. He is survived by his husband Glen Dehn. Former Equality Maryland Executive Director Dan...
    June 8, 2017 731 0
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    FreeState Justice Releases Strategic Plan

    FreeState Justice, a social justice organization focused on serving the LGBTQ community in Maryland formed by the merger of Equality Maryland and FreeState Legal, has released its first Strategic Plan as a newly merged organization. This...
    December 29, 2016 1277 0
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    Maryland Department of Human Resources Announces New Protections for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: M. Saida Agostini Email: sagostini@freestate-justice.org Office: 410-625-5428 / Cell: 301.529.2340   Maryland Department of Human Resources Announces New Protections for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Baltimore, Maryland – August 4, 2016 –...
    August 4, 2016 2862 0
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    FreeState Justice Files Federal Suit Seeking Equal Access to School Locker Rooms for Transgender Boy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Jer Welter, Esq. Email: jwelter@freestate-justice.org Office: 410-625-5428 x13 / Cell: 410-657-2485 Baltimore, Maryland – July 19, 2016 – Today, in a case that impacts transgender students across Maryland, FreeState Justice attorneys filed...
    July 19, 2016 2226 0
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    Factsheet: The Conover case and de facto parenthood.

    You can also download and print a PDF version of this factsheet. What is Conover v. Conover about? In 2009, Michael Conover, a transgender man, and his partner decided to have a child together. Michael’s partner...
    July 14, 2016 2088 0
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    Conover v. Conover

    Pictured: FreeState Justice client Michael Conover, holding his son, Jaxon. UPDATE (July 2016): VICTORY.  On July 7, 2016, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled in favor of our client, Michael Conover, holding unanimously that the parent-child...
    July 7, 2016 10602 0
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    Announcing: FreeState Justice

    On June 30, 2016, at our event “Achieving Lived Equality,” FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland announced that we have joined to form a new organization: FreeState Justice. Watch the video announcement above!  We also unveiled the...
    July 1, 2016 1158 0
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    Solidarity With Orlando

    Baltimore, MD – June 12, 2016 – We are shocked and saddened to hear of the mass killing of LGBTQ patrons at a night club in Orlando this morning. Our hearts go out to all those affected...
    June 12, 2016 2079 0
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    Achieving Lived Equality

    FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland are excited to announce that we are merging to better serve the LGBTQ population across Maryland by forming a comprehensive, statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization that combines policy advocacy, direct legal services,...
    May 16, 2016 4139 0
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    Equality Maryland and FreeState Legal Announce Additional Listening Sessions and Launch of Online Survey

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Press Contact:   Saida Agostini Email:                    sagostini@FreeStateLegal.org Phone:                 410-625-5428 x14   Equality Maryland and FreeState Legal Announce Additional Listening Sessions and Launch of Online Survey   Baltimore, MD – April 20, 2016...
    April 20, 2016 1102 0