Prohibit Discrimination in Employment and School Based on Hair Texture or Hairstyle

Last updated: Apr 25, 2022

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Mattie Daughtry, Senate 24 - Cumberland County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 598




Senator Daughtry of Cumberland would amend the Maine Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination in employment and education based on hair texture or hairstyle. The bill provides that use of the term "race" includes traits that are associated with race, including hair texture, Afro hairstyles and protective hairstyles.