SILENT: Maine GOP Gov candidate Shawn Moody Silent on LePage’s Veto of Conversion Therapy Ban
July 9, 2018
Last week, Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed potentially life-saving legislation banning licensed therapists from attempting conversion therapy. Despite widespread disapproval of conversion therapy amongst every segment of the electorate, Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody has refused to speak out against Governor LePage’s actions. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta released the following statement:
“Governor LePage’s decision that could put the lives of LGBTQ children at risk is shameful, and where is Shawn Moody? Silent. With the clock ticking on his governorship, Governor LePage’s potential successors must speak out against his actions and stand up for LGBTQ families and kids. Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills has a strong record of supporting LGBTQ people, from joining attorneys general from across the country in support of ENDA to being among the first gubernatorial candidates to speak out against conversion therapy when she testified in favor of the bill vetoed by Governor LePage.
“While Mills has a proven record of fighting for the LGBTQ community, Moody is refusing to protect LGBTQ children. At a time when the Trump administration and LePage continue to roll back protections, Mainers deserve a governor who will fight for the state’s families by standing up for Maine values and fighting for an economy that works for everyone”