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A New Hero for Transgender Rights

A New Hero for Transgender Rights

By Rachel Healy, Director of Public Education and Communications, ACLU of Maine at 2:50pm
The girl, known in court documents as Susan Doe but now known to the world as Nicole Maines, was the subject of a court case over the rights of transgender students to use the correct bathroom for their gender. And last week she won. On January 30, 2014 the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Nicole's school violated the Maine Human Rights Act (MHRA) when it required her to use the staff bathroom rather than the bathroom used by all other female students.
The Change in Maine: The Pine Tree State Leads the Way on Solitary Confinement Reform

The Change in Maine: The Pine Tree State Leads the Way on Solitary Confinement Reform

By Rachel Healy, Director of Public Education and Communications, ACLU of Maine at 4:22pm

The world will get a glimpse this week into how the United States treats those we lock in solitary confinement, when the Inter-American Commission...

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