Janet Mills on Civil Rights



Enacted law banning conversion therapy for minors

Democratic leaders gathered in Portland's Deering Oaks to tout Gov. Janet Mills' record on LGBT issues, and to portray her opponent, Paul LePage, as a threat to gay, lesbian and transgender people. They highlighted LePage's 2018 veto of a bill that would have banned conversion therapy in Maine. In 2019, a year after taking office, Mills signed a similar bill into law. Maine is now one of 20 states that prohibit licensed professionals from administering conversion therapy to minors.
Source: Press Herald on 2022 Maine Gubernatorial race , Jun 6, 2022

Proud that Maine was first to vote for gay marriage

Gay Marriage: Support gay marriage?

Mills: Yes. Proud that ME voters were first state to approve marriage equality at the ballot box.

Moody: Not personally. "Marriage is one man & one woman." Opposed marriage equality law, but in 2010 campaign, said he would "respect the will of voters."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Maine Governor race , Nov 1, 2018

Decries proposal to eliminate Civil Rights Funding

Maine Atty Gen Janet T. Mills decried Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to eliminate funding through the Atty Gen's office for a project that supports civil rights teams in schools. The Civil Rights Team Project works with civil rights teams and also offers training for school administrators at schools throughout the state with the goal of reducing bias and harassment. "The Maine Attorney General's Office enforces the Maine Civil Rights Act in order to protect the rights of all Mainers." Mills wrote.
Source: Bangor Daily News on 2018 Maine Gubernatorial race , May 27, 2017

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