Maine Public staff

A bill to prevent therapy aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity has died after the Maine House failed Monday to override GOP Gov. Paul LePage's veto of the legislation.

The measure would have banned so-called "conversion therapy" in Maine. The governor said the ban would be bad public policy and that there is no evidence that any medical professionals in Maine are even using the therapy.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House of Representatives Monday upheld Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would have funded voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Maine.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press/file

Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday that she would not support a Supreme Court nominee who would overturn the court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

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