Marriage in Maine
This publication lays out the process for getting married in Maine, what to do if you are already in a legal relationship, some things to consider before making the decision to marry, what protections and responsibilities Maine provides to married couples, how your marriage will be respected and several areas that are affected by marriage.
After DOMA: Information for Married Same-Sex Couples
The fall of DOMA means that many married same-sex couples can access the spousal benefits provided by the federal government through its many programs. However, married same-sex couples, living in states that do not recognize their marriage, may not have access to the spousal benefits of some federal programs. Same-sex couples who are in a civil union or registered domestic partnership and are living in a state that recognizes their relationship may have access to Social Security spousal benefits, but not to the benefits offered to spouses by other federal programs.
For information about specific federal programs go to: After DOMA: Information for Married Same-Sex Couples
ME: Overview of Legal Issues for Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals, and Transgender People
An overview of anti-discrimination law, family law, hate crimes, and students' rights for LGBT people in Maine.
Maine Resource List
A streamlined list of GLAD's primary referrals to LGBTQ and HIV support services and organizations within Maine, grouped by the type of services provided. Areas include: civil rights, general legal services, HIV/AIDS, other health/disability, domestic violence/sexual assault, youth/schools, transgender and religion.
Legal Issues for Non-Massachusetts Same-Sex Couples Who Married in Massachusetts
This publication deals with the validity of Massachusetts marriages entered into by non-Massachusetts residents prior to July 31, 2008.
EEOC Clarifies Protections For LGBT Employees
EEOC Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum issued a memorandum clarifiying federal employment anti-discrimination protections under Title VII for LGBT employees and urging the addition of explicit protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to Title VII.
ME: Overview of Legal Issues for People with HIV
An overview of anti-discrimination law, testing & privacy laws, and other laws related to people who are living with HIV/AIDS in Maine.
Rights of LGBTQ Youth in Maine
An overview regarding the rights that LGBTQ youth have in Maine in schools, the child welfare system, the juvenile justice system, as well as a list of youth-related resources.
Maine Joint Adoption Practice and Procedure in Light of Adoption of M.A.: Second Parent Adoption
This document is intended to assist members of the public who are considering joint adoption when a child is already a member of the family.
Domestic Partnership Benefits Overview
An overview of the rights accorded to those who are in domestic partnerships.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Highlights from the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Know Your Rights After DOMA: What it Means for New England Married Same-Sex Couples
- Conozca Sus Derechos Después de DOMA: Qué Significa para las Parejas Casadas de New Englan
Maine LGBTQ Student Rights Brochure
A brochure highlighting the rights of LGBTQ students in Maine and providing a resource list. Contact GLAD Answers if you would like print copies of this brochure.
- Comparison of New England Anti-Bullying Laws