Morgan Meneses-Sheets, executive director of Equality Maryland, announced her last day with the group was Friday, gay weekly the Washington Blade reported.

According to the paper, the group's board on Sunday agreed to fire Meneses-Sheets.

The action comes just weeks after two high-profile gay rights bills went down in defeat.

A measure that sought to make Maryland the sixth state to legalize gay marriage sailed rather effortlessly through the Senate only to be shot down in the House. And a bill that would have outlawed discrimination based on gender identity (transgender protections) in the areas of housing and employment squeaked out a win in the House but died just days later in the Senate.

Equality Maryland's decision to support the transgender protections bill after its main sponsor dropped its accommodations clause was criticized by some transgender activists, several of whom testified in committee against the bill.

Meneses-Sheets announced her departure on her Facebook page.

“It is with heavy heart that I share that today will be my last day as the executive director of Equality Maryland. While it is not my choice to leave, it is my choice to make my voice heard as I exit,” she wrote.