Maine Lawmakers Reject Transgender Bill – Reported By: Susan Sharon

A bill that would have amended the Maine Human Rights Act and repealed existing protections for transgender people accessing public restrooms, locker rooms and showers has been rejected by both the House and Senate. The sponsor said he was only trying to protect the everyone’s privacy by allowing schools and businesses to adopt their own bathroom gender policies. But opponents characterized the bill as mean-spirited, unnecessary and potentially dangerous to transgender people.