Guidelines for Transgender Rights put on Hold 

On Monday, Maine human rights commissioners decided to not move forward with implementing a set of guidelines designed to clarify the rights of transgender students’. During a commissioner’s meeting, which was not for public comment there was plenty of input from those opposing the proposed guidance. Several outbursts from opponents displayed their disgust before exiting the meeting. Transgender adults at the meeting told TV5 they think that opponents don’t understand what it really is to be transgender and they feel the guidelines would provide safety to students. Commissioner’s voted 4-1 to hold a public hearing before any decision is made. The hearing is expected to be held in May.