State Laws and Legislation

Maine Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
The definition of sexual orientation in the Maine Human Rights Act includes “actual or perceived … gender identity or expression.” See ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 5, §4553. The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and education opportunity. See ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 5 §4571-76 (employment), §4581-83 (housing), §4591-94F (public accommodations), §4595-98 (credit), §4601-04 (education opportunity).

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, credit, public accommodations and education opportunity based on sexual orientation. See ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 5 §4571-76 (employment), §4581-83 (housing), §4591-94F (public accommodations), §4595-98 (credit), §4601-04 (education opportunity).

Updated: Fri, March 09, 2007 - 12:00:14