Gov. Paul LePage is stopping the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Department of Education from issuing rules protecting transgender students. Schools instead are being given guidelines that lack the force of law.
“The governor is violating the law by refusing to let the rule-making go forward,” she said. “He’s putting our students at risk.”
Richard Durost, executive director of the Maine Principals’ Association, said the vast majority of Maine’s high schools have already addressed the points in the guidelines, such as allowing transgender students to play sports with teams corresponding with their gender identity.
Maine governor stops rules for protecting transgender students – LGBTQ Nation