Maine Revised Statutes

§4602. Unlawful educational discrimination

1. Unlawful educational discrimination on the basis of sex.  It is unlawful educational discrimination in violation of this Act, on the basis of sex, to:
A. Exclude a person from participation in, deny a person the benefits of, or subject a person to, discrimination in any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training or other program or activity; [1985, c. 797, §1 (AMD).]
B. Deny a person equal opportunity in athletic programs; [1983, c. 578, §3 (NEW).]
C. Apply any rule concerning the actual or potential family or marital status of a person or to exclude any person from any program or activity because of pregnancy or related conditions; [1983, c. 578, §3 (NEW).]
D. Deny admission to the institution or program or to fail to provide equal access to and information about an institution or program through recruitment; or [1983, c. 578, §3 (NEW).]
E. Deny financial assistance availability and opportunity. [1983, c. 578, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1985, c. 797, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Unlawful educational discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability.  It is unlawful educational discrimination in violation of this Act solely on the basis of physical or mental disability to:
A. Exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of or subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity any otherwise qualified individual with physical or mental disability; [1991, c. 99, §28 (AMD).]
B. Deny any person equal opportunity in athletic programs, provided that no educational institution may be required under this subsection to provide separate athletic programs to serve persons with physical or mental disability; [1991, c. 99, §28 (AMD).]
C. Deny admission to any institution or program or fail to provide equal access to and information about an institution or program through recruitment; or [1987, c. 478, §4 (NEW).]
D. Deny financial assistance availability and opportunity. [1987, c. 478, §4 (NEW).]
Nothing in this subsection may be construed to cover the rights of children with disabilities to special education programs under state or federal law.
[ 2005, c. 662, Pt. A, §1 (AMD) .]
3. Unlawful educational discrimination on the basis of national origin or race.  It is unlawful educational discrimination in violation of this Act, on the basis of national origin or race, to:
A. Exclude a person from participation in, deny a person the benefits of, or subject a person to, discrimination in any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training or other program or activity; [1989, c. 725, §2 (NEW).]
B. Deny admission to the institution or program or to fail to provide equal access to and information about an institution or program through recruitment; or [1989, c. 725, §2 (NEW).]
C. Deny financial assistance availability and opportunity. [1989, c. 725, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1991, c. 100, §2 (AMD) .]
4. Unlawful education discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  It is unlawful education discrimination in violation of this Act, on the basis of sexual orientation, to:
A. Exclude a person from participation in, deny a person the benefits of or subject a person to discrimination in any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training or other program or activity; [2005, c. 10, §21 (NEW).]
B. Deny a person equal opportunity in athletic programs; [2005, c. 10, §21 (NEW).]
C. Apply any rule concerning the actual or potential family or marital status of a person or to exclude any person from any program or activity because of their sexual orientation; [2005, c. 10, §21 (NEW).]
D. Deny admission to the institution or program or to fail to provide equal access to any information about an institution or program through recruitment; or [2005, c. 10, §21 (NEW).]
E. Deny financial assistance availability and opportunity. [2005, c. 10, §21 (NEW).]
The provisions in this subsection relating to sexual orientation do not apply to any education facility owned, controlled or operated by a bona fide religious corporation, association or society.
[ 2005, c. 10, §21 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 578, §3 (NEW). 1985, c. 797, §1 (AMD). 1987, c. 478, §4 (AMD). 1989, c. 725, §2 (AMD). 1991, c. 99, §28 (AMD). 1991, c. 100, §2 (AMD). 2005, c. 10, §21 (AMD). 2005, c. 662, §A1 (AMD).

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