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Maryland lawmakers move early to end parental rights of rapists

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 06:30:41-05

Maryland lawmakers are moving early to advance legislation to end parental rights of rapists.

The Senate could debate the bill on the floor as early as Friday.

A House committee also has passed the bill to the floor, where it will be taken up next week.

Legislative leaders have said they are making the measure a priority this year, after it failed to pass in nine previous sessions.