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Maine’s entire delegation to Congress has policy to protect LGBT staffers

Maine's U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, a Republican, and Angus King, an independent. BDN file photo by Gabor Degre.

Members of Congress can still fire staffers for being gay or trans. That’s because there’s no federal law protecting LGBT people from workplace discrimination, as pointed out by the Huffington Post, which on Friday posted a running list of which Senators and Representatives have established their own internal policies to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. […]

Bangor, Orono score below average in LGBT ‘Equality Index’

Two of five Maine towns and cities scored below the national average in a recent report on LGBT equality by the national Human Rights Campaign. HRC — the largest advocacy groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights — ranked 291 municipalities from every state in the nation, including five in Maine. Each city received […]