Maine and New Hampshire are the only New England states not to include sexual or
Maine and New Hampshire are the only New England states not to include sexual orientation in their human rights acts. A gay rights bill was passed by both houses of the Maine Legislature in 1993, but then-governor John McKernan vetoed it. Supporters of this year's bill, filed by state senator Dale McCormick, are poised to withdraw it, a move some supporters say is necessary in the wake of November's divisive battle over referendum Question One. A bill filed by state senator Georgette Berube makes a distinction between orientation and behavior, and gay rights supporters think withdrawing the McCormick bill without doing the same to the Berube bill would be a big mistake. Details.
Civil rights, Homosexuality Law and legislation
Halper, Evan, "Maine and New Hampshire are the only New England states not to include sexual or" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1433.
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