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Opposing An Act to Amend the Application of the ME Human Rights Act Regarding Public Accommodations

GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director Jennifer Levi presented testimony yesterday before the Maine Judiciary Committee in opposition to LD 1046: An Act to Amend the Application of the Maine Human Rights Act Regarding Public Accommodations.

The proposed legislation would remove protections for transgender people in public accommodations that have been in place in Maine law for five years.  As Jennifer said in her testimony yesterday, the current law has been working for five years, and this proposed amendment would only create more confusion - and litigation - for businesses while sanctioning discrimination in Maine.

Read Jennifer’s testimony