Transgender Girl Lobbies Maine Lawmakers to Maintain Civil Rights Protections – Reported By: Susan Sharon

This week the Maine Legislature is expected to vote on a controversial bill that would repeal civil rights protections for transgender people. LD 1046 would say that unless otherwise specified, rest rooms, showers and locker rooms designated for one biological sex are restricted to that biological sex. Transgender people denied access to such facilities would no longer be able to claim discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act. Among those closely watching the outcome of the legislation is a 13-year-old transgender girl and her family.