State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Maine

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Current status
(since May 1, 1976)
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1976.
Sources:
Maine Public Laws 1975, page 1273, ch. 499, enacted June 3, 1975, effective May 1, 1976.
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Same-sex marriage in Maine

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Current status
(since Nov 6, 2012)
Legal
In 2012, Maine legalized same-sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Maine

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Current status
(since Feb 12, 2018)
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change birth Certificate. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Maine

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Current status
(since 2007)
Legal
State statute allows married and unmarried persons to adopt per §9-301, and a lower court ruled in MA, 2007 ME 123 (2007) that the law is not exclusionary of same-sex partners.

Similarly, second-parent adoption isn't expressly permitted in statute, but case law has been tolerant in lower court rulings.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/regions-state/maine
Maine §9-301
MA, 2007 ME 123 (2007)
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LGBT discrimination in Maine

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Current status
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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Current status
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Maine

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Current status
(since 2005)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Maine

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification.

Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Maine

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2011)
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Equal age of consent in Maine

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Maine

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Current status
(since Sep 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Conversion therapy in Maine

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Sep 7, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Not banned
Just got vetoed by the current governor.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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