Title

"City" piece on Portland's gay-rights ordinance. Several Maine towns are consid

Authors

Laura Conaway

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

3-26-1998

Pages

8-9

Abstract

"City" piece on Portland's gay-rights ordinance. Several Maine towns are considering using the ordinance as a blueprint for their own gay-rights laws. Portland attorney Pat Peard said Portland's ordinance has served as a deterrent for bias, but that the enforcement mechanism might be questionable. Portland has no role in prosecuting violations of the ordinance, which instead instructs judges to award damages and legal fees if discrimination is proved. Details.

Subjects

Homosexuality -- Law and legislation, Portland -- Ordinances

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