Maine Revised Statutes

§4552. Policy

To protect the public health, safety and welfare, it is declared to be the policy of this State to keep continually in review all practices infringing on the basic human right to a life with dignity, and the causes of these practices, so that corrective measures may, where possible, be promptly recommended and implemented, and to prevent discrimination in employment, housing or access to public accommodations on account of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin; and in employment, discrimination on account of age or because of the previous assertion of a claim or right under former Title 39 or Title 39-A and in housing because of familial status; and to prevent discrimination in the extension of credit on account of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, ancestry or national origin; and to prevent discrimination in education on account of sex, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability. [2005, c. 10, §1 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1971, c. 501, §1 (NEW). 1973, c. 347, §1 (AMD). 1973, c. 705, §1 (AMD). 1975, c. 355, §1 (AMD). 1975, c. 358, §1 (AMD). 1975, c. 770, §28 (RPR). 1987, c. 478, §1 (AMD). 1989, c. 245, §1 (AMD). 1991, c. 99, §1 (AMD). 1993, c. 327, §1 (AMD). 2005, c. 10, §1 (AMD).