Maine legislators frantically working to make the state a trans refuge

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Maine Transgender Refuge Legislation

Maine’s Novel Transgender Sanctuary Bill

In Maine’s legislative landscape, a groundbreaking bill is being considered. It aims to establish Maine as the 15th transgender sanctuary state. This move counters aggressive prosecutors from other states who are seeking confidential medical records.

Texas Leads Anti-Transgender Crusade

Texas has become a leader in targeting transgender youth and their families. Attorney General Ken Paxton has even sent envoys across state lines for interrogations. The Maine bill offers asylum to Texans fleeing such aggression. It aims to invalidate out-of-state warrants and extradition demands, diminishing Paxton’s threats against non-compliant parents.

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Maine’s Protective Measures for Transgender Youth

The bill grants Maine emergency jurisdiction over transgender children lacking access to gender-affirming care. It doesn’t allow for arbitrary removal of these children from their homes. Instead, it requires judicial review with evidence, similar to cisgender child maltreatment cases.

Addressing Custodial Disputes and Medical Privacy

The legislation also tackles custodial disputes involving out-of-state parents, focusing on transgender healthcare. It prohibits healthcare providers in Maine from disclosing confidential patient information to outside states.

Maine Joining Forces with Other States

If passed, this law would align Maine with 14 states and the District of Columbia in protecting transgender children and their parents’ rights.

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