With many states passing laws targeting transgender youth with care bans, Maine has gone in the opposite direction. A new law has passed allowing trans youth to consent to care at 16.
Amazing! Dang, if I had that kind of support/care back then, it would have given me more options to confidently pursue. Hope other states consider this as well.
I am really glad that Maine is taking these steps in the right direction, and that it can join the ranks of safest states. My only caution is that large areas of Maine - especially the northern and rural areas - are quite conservative (one of Maine’s electoral votes even went for the GOP in the presidential elections of 2016 and 2020). So I just hope that the progressive changes have staying power statewide, and aren’t tenuous.
The Christo-fascists have poisoned fundamentalists in rural Maine as they have elsewhere. But Maine has a Yankee leave me alone, live and let live, tolerance too.
Maine was in my top 3 places to move to, so this is great news.
Yay!!! More good news in a crushing year. Just mabe, reason will prevail and the majority of the public will realize what's really going on as a result of all this turmoil raised by people who always need something to hate. Mabe the public will decide discrimination is not the way, and helping others live free is the path forward. After all, leading businesses are increasing D.E.I. initiatives and finding business benefit for doing so. There's profit in it, and nothing seems to matter more than that in the United States. As a nation, we want to think of ourselves as a great and good society, despite this not coming anywhere close to actually being the case today.
So nice to see sanity prevail!
So nice to see the islands of safety growing - but it needs to be a continent, a world!
Erin... What is Maine doing about hormone blockers for younger kids?
This is really good news, especially in light of some
concerns in New England with a perceived rise of nationalist groups in their midst.
Excellent! I wish all the State Legislators would receive a copy of the list of conditions presented by the State of Maine. Please stay as safe, and healthy as possible, Everyone. Sending lots of Love from London, Ontario, Canada.
Hooray for Maine!!!
ME is clearly a model for us.
Thank you Maine!