Maine voters next month will consider referendum Question One, which would limit
Maine voters next month will consider referendum Question One, which would limit the classes protected under Maine's human rights laws. The referendum's sponsor, Concerned Maine Families, says the initiative does not target homosexuals, but it is widely seen as anti-gay-rights. The Coalition to End Special Rights supports the referendum, and leader Paul Madore says he is concerned that the inclusion of sexual orientation into the Maine Human Rights Act will be followed by hiring quotas through affirmative action. Maine Won't Discriminate, formed to oppose the referendum, says defeat of the referendum will continue the status quo, but passage will affect groups such as veterans, union organizers and others. Details, related articles.
Civil rights, Referendums (State)
Beem, Edgar Allen, "Maine voters next month will consider referendum Question One, which would limit" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1331.