Maine Limiting Protected Classifications, Question 1 (1995)

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The Maine Discrimination Law Initiative was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Maine. It was defeated.


Election results

Maine Discrimination Law Initiative
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No221,56253.3%
Yes 193,938 46.7%

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Voters were asked, "Do you favor the changes in Maine law limiting protected classifications, in future state and local laws to race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, national origin, familial status and marital status, and repealing existing laws?"

The measure was titled on the ballot as An Act to Limit Protected Classes Under Maine Law. The objective of the initiative's supporters was to limit the number of different "protected classes" under Maine's anti-discrimination laws to the ones already in effect--that is, to prevent the state legislature from adding additional protected classes.

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