BANGOR- City councilors showed their support for gender equality at Monday night’s meeting.
They voted in favor of sending a resolve to lawmakers in Augusta, showing their support for adding Equal Rights Amendment to Maine’s constitution.
Lawmakers in Augusta voted against adding this amendment last year, but it’s back on the agenda for this year.
While there are laws that prohibit gender discrimination in certain situations, it’s not in the state constitution.
“I mean it effects residents in Bangor. It effects people everywhere. It effects me,” said Councilor Sarah Nichols. “It’s nice, not just nice, but important that we as a state and as a city enforce those values.”
If lawmakers in Augusta pass the amendment, it will be a referendum on the ballot in November.