Janet has been a champion for the LGBTQ community throughout her career in public service and has worked tirelessly to ensure that Maine is a welcoming, inclusive, and safe place to live for all. Under her administration, there has been significant progress made to secure full equality under the law for all Mainers and that work will continue in her next term.
In 2019, Governor Mills signed legislation banning so-called “conversion therapy” for minors – a widely discredited practice that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTQ individuals. This action sent an unequivocal message to young LGBTQ people in Maine and across the country that they are seen, they are supported and that Maine will always defend their right to be who they are.
Janet has always been an ally. As a state legislator, she backed Maine’s landmark law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. And as the Attorney General, she testified in favor of the historic marriage equality bill and joined other attorneys general across the country in federal lawsuits aimed at stopping discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in the Armed Forces and elsewhere.
Governor Janet Mills will always support the LGBTQ+ community and has the record to prove it.