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These 68 Maine House members voted against banning conversion therapy for minors

ICYMI: Maine House passes bill to ban conversion therapy, Senate vote expected

64 House Republicans, 3 House Democrats, and 1 House Independent voted against L.D. 912, a bill that seeks to ban conversion therapy for minors.

SOURCE: Rollcall Details for House Roll-call #592 LD 912 (HP 640)

photo of Representative Austin
REP. AUSTIN
(R-Gray)
photo of Representative Bickford
REP. BICKFORD
(R-Auburn)
photo of Representative Black
REP. BLACK
(R-Wilton)
photo of Representative Bradstreet
REP. BRADSTREET
(R-Vassalboro)
photo of Representative Campbell
REP. CAMPBELL
(R-Orrington)
photo of Representative Chace
REP. CHACE
(R-Durham)
photo of Representative Corey
REP. COREY
(R-Windham)
photo of Representative Craig
REP. CRAIG
(R-Brewer)
photo of Representative Espling
REP. ESPLING
(R-New Gloucester)
photo of Representative Farrin
REP. FARRIN
(R-Norridgewock)
photo of Representative Foley
REP. FOLEY
(R-Wells)
photo of Representative Fredette
REP. FREDETTE
(R-Newport)
photo of Representative Gerrish
REP. GERRISH
(R-Lebanon)
photo of Representative Gillway
REP. GILLWAY
(R-Searsport)
photo of Representative Ginzler
REP. GINZLER
(R-Bridgton)
photo of Representative Grignon
REP. GRIGNON
(R-Athens)
photo of Representative Haggan
REP. HAGGAN
(R-Hampden)
photo of Representative Hanington
REP. HANINGTON
(R-Lincoln)
photo of Representative Hanley
REP. HANLEY
(R-Pittston)
photo of Representative Harrington
REP. HARRINGTON
(R-Sanford)
photo of Representative Harvell
REP. HARVELL
(R-Farmington)
photo of Representative Hawke
REP. HAWKE of
(R-Boothbay Harbor)
photo of Representative Head
REP. HEAD
(R-Bethel)
photo of Representative Herrick
REP. HERRICK
(R-Paris)
photo of Representative Higgins
REP. HIGGINS
(I-Dover-Foxcroft)
photo of Representative Hilliard
REP. HILLIARD
(R-Belgrade)
photo of Representative Johansen
REP. JOHANSEN
(R-Monticello)
photo of Representative Kinney
REP. KINNEY
(R-Limington)
photo of Representative Kinney
REP. KINNEY
(R-Knox)
photo of Representative Lockman
REP. LOCKMAN
(R-Amherst)
photo of Representative Lyford
REP. LYFORD
(R-Eddington)
photo of Representative Madigan
REP. MADIGAN
(D-Rumford)
photo of Representative Malaby
REP. MALABY
(R-Hancock)
photo of Representative Marean
REP. MAREAN
(R-Hollis)
photo of Representative Martin
REP. MARTIN
(D-Eagle Lake)
photo of Representative Richard Mason
REP. MASON
(R-Lisbon)
photo of Representative McElwee
REP. McELWEE
(R-Caribou)
photo of Representative O'Connor
REP. O’CONNOR
(R-Berwick)
photo of Representative Parry
REP. PARRY
(R-Arundel)
photo of Representative Perkins
REP. PERKINS
(R-Oakland)
photo of Representative Picchiotti
REP. PICCHIOTTI
(R-Fairfield)
photo of Representative Pickett
REP. PICKETT
(R-Dixfield)
photo of Representative Pierce
REP. PIERCE
(R-Dresden)
photo of Representative Pouliot
REP. POULIOT
(R-Augusta)
photo of Representative Prescott
REP. PRESCOTT
(R-Waterboro)
photo of Representative Reed
REP. REED
(R-CARMEL)
photo of Representative Sanderson
REP. SANDERSON
(R-Chelsea)
photo of Representative Seavey
REP. SEAVEY
(R-Kennebunkport)
photo of Representative Simmons
REP. SIMMONS
(R-Waldoboro)
photo of Representative Sirocki
REP. SIROCKI
(R-Scarborough)
photo of Representative Skolfield
REP. SKOLFIELD
(R-Weld)
photo of Representative Stanley
REP. STANLEY
(D-Medway)
photo of Representative Stearns
REP. STEARNS
(R-Guilford)
photo of Representative Stetkis
REP. STETKIS
(R-Canaan)
photo of Representative Stewart
REP. STEWART
(R-Presque Isle)
photo of Representative Strom
REP. STROM
(R-Pittsfield)
photo of Representative Sutton
REP. SUTTON
(R-Warren)
photo of Representative Theriault
REP. THERIAULT
(R-CHINA)
photo of Representative Timberlake
REP. TIMBERLAKE
(R-Turner)
photo of Representative Tuell
REP. TUELL
(R-East Machias)
photo of Representative Turner
REP. TURNER
(R-Burlington)
photo of Representative Vachon
REP. VACHON
(R-Scarborough)
photo of Representative Wadsworth
REP. WADSWORTH
(R-Hiram)
photo of Representative Wallace
REP. WALLACE
(R-Dexter)
photo of Representative Ward
REP. WARD
(R-Dedham)
photo of Representative White
REP. WHITE
(R-Washburn)
photo of Representative Winsor
REP. WINSOR
(R-Norway)
photo of Representative Wood
REP. WOOD
(R-Greene)

 

13 comments

  1. I didn’t realize that people who are not affected by conversion therapy, other than through ignorance have the right to tell anyone how they should live. If The Lord has created them, than who are we to tell them they don’t have a right to be who they are. Where is the compassion and love that we all should have?

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  2. If you will not vote to protect the children, whom will you protect. Many on this list claim to be Christian. Yet, you rebuke Jesus when you ignore his words, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me.”

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  3. This cannot be the will of the people. Did any of you ask your constituents what they want? I know my supposed rep, Reed, did not. I will be supporting anyone who runs against him in the next election. I’m mortified by these individuals.

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  4. I was ranting about this on my own wall and my friend Eric Brakey (who will face voting on this next week in the Maine Senate) explained it thusly:

    —-
    “When there are multiple committee reports, only one can be moved at a time.

    In this case, the Speaker would have recognized the Democrat Committee Chairman to move his report. Once he did, all members of the House would only have a chance to vote yes or no on that single report. If the report failed, another of the 4 reports could have been moved. But since the first report received a majority, no other report could be taken up.

    When it comes to the Senate next week, it is likely one of the alternate “Ought To Pass” reports will be moved and voted on.”
    —-

    The other three committee reports (that didn’t get a chance to be voted on) are at this link. It is likely that many (I would hope most) of the folks who voted against this ONE first voted on report that did pass, would have supported one of the other two committee reports that also would ban “conversion therapy”…

    https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=912&snum=128

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      1. When I’m wrong, I do my best to admit it. I was trying to give the benefit of the doubt, because it seems incredulous to me that this high a percentage of our Legislature could vote the way the headlines were suggesting.

        I’m going to revise my statements on this. In reading these actual reports from the link above and in speaking with a friend whom I trust who has studied all four of these committee reports far more closely than I have (someone who understands Legalese), the ONLY one which outright bans Conversion Therapy was the one which was voted on and passed. The other two of the other ‘ought to pass’ options were half measures making the appearance of opposing CT, but actually having such large loopholes and/or no enforcement provisions at all that they may as well be considered to be ‘ought not pass’ options.

        To be clear, no ‘counselor’ should be able to be licensed in the State of Maine if they are going to try to ‘cure’ anyone under the age of consent of being gay. PERSONALLY, I’d not allow such torture from any ‘religious’ community either, but that was even in the report that passed.

        While Eric is absolutely correct in clarifying the procedural statements above, the other options on the table weren’t actually seeking to BAN this harm being done to kids.

        These 68 Representatives should absolutely be called to answer for their ‘No’ votes.

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  5. What is wrong with you folks. Let people live. Love is love. Don’t try to change people’s sexuality. Next it will be trying to change something else they were born with. I think you politicians have bigger fish to fry!

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  6. You should all voted out of office because you are on the wrong side of most issues. The fine people of Maine deserve better than the likes of each of you. And as a note your votes did not even matter, Maine will go forward without you.

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  7. Voting time is here. Time to cut these people out of power and politics. Notice every one of these bas***ds are white. Their time is limited anyway. With ranked choice voting, they can no longer rig the system to their advantage. Be sure to get out there and vote to keep ranked choice voting in Maine June 12th. Otherwise, people like this will remain in office.

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