I wrote here about a quirk in Maryland's anti-discrimination laws. At the time only individuals who lived in four Maryland counties (Prince George's, Montgomery, Howard, and Baltimore County), could file a lawsuit alleging a violation of a local civil rights ordinance.
On March 23, 2007, Maryland General Assembly extended the law to cover the entire State. If Governor O'Malley signs the law, which is expected, all Maryland residents will have the right to bring suit under a local anti-discrimination law. The bill, which takes effect on October 1, 2007, opens the door to state court for discrimination victims.