Sara Gideon

Running For: 
U.S. Senate
Party: 
Democrat
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We are proud to announce EqualityMaine’s endorsement of Sara Gideon for US Senate. Sara Gideon’s leadership in the legislature has brought remarkable progress on LGBTQ issues. As Assistant Majority Leader, she led the unanimous override of Paul LePage’s veto of the Maine Parentage Act, a groundbreaking LGBTQ-inclusive modernization of our family laws. As Speaker of the House, she led bipartisan pro-equality majorities in passing legislation to protect LGBTQ youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy, prohibit the use of the gay and trans “panic” defense in criminal cases, and modernize the Maine Human Rights Act to clarify the protections based on gender identity. In addition, Sara was the lead sponsor on two of EqualityMaine’s top priority bills, prohibiting insurance companies from excluding trans health care in insurance plans offered in Maine, and helping veterans who were discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation or gender identity by making them eligible for state veterans benefits. Sara’s track record of delivering real results for our community speaks for itself, and we know she will be a fierce advocate for us in Washington.
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