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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for LGBT protections by US state

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose laws that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination in jobs, public accommodations, and housing?"

 
Favor (69%)

Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing a small business owner in your state to refuse to provide products or services to gay or lesbian people, if doing so violates their religious beliefs"

 
Oppose (62%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #7 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(30%) Oppose
Favor (65%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #9 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Which statement comes closer to your own views: homosexuality should be accepted by society OR homosexuality should be discouraged by society?"

(24%) Oppose
Support (69%)

History

Homosexual activity in Maine

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Homosexual activity in Maine is legal.

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.
Added by garrettdietz  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Maine

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Same-sex marriage in Maine is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 6, 2012
Legal
In 2012, Maine legalized same-sex marriage.
Added by robertshippey  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Maine

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Maine is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
Maine has no laws censoring LGBT topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Maine

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Right to change legal gender in Maine is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Nov 2019
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery is not required to change the gender marker on IDs such as State ID or a driver's license.
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Feb 12, 2018–Nov 2019
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change birth Certificate. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Maine

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Maine is recognized.

Current status
Since Jul 14, 2020
Recognized
Maine-born residents can ask for an X gender marker on their birth certificates and IDs.
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LGBT discrimination in Maine

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LGBT discrimination in Maine is illegal.

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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LGBT employment discrimination in Maine is sexual orientation and gender identity.

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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LGBT housing discrimination in Maine is sexual orientation and gender identity.

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)."
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Maine

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Same-sex adoption in Maine is legal.

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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Serving openly in military in Maine

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Serving openly in military in Maine is legal.

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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Blood donations by MSMs in Maine

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Blood donations by MSMs in Maine is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Apr 2, 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
Added by JerofDoorhandle  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Dec 21, 2015–Apr 2, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
Added by JerofDoorhandle  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1983–Dec 21, 2015
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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Conversion therapy in Maine is banned.

Current status
Since Aug 27, 2019
Banned
The governor has signed into law a bill banning conversion therapy, which took effect 90 days after it was signed on May 29, 2019
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Sep 7, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Not banned
Just got vetoed by the current governor.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Maine

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Equal age of consent in Maine is equal.

Current status
Equal
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log