Maine state trooper says union, superiors mistreated him because of friendship with gay colleague

The Bangor Daily News
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March 14, 2013

A state trooper has filed a complaint against his union with the Maine Labor Relations Board, arguing in part that union leaders have treated him with hostility since learning he was friends with a fellow trooper who is gay. An attorney representing the union, the Maine State Troopers Association, has filed responses denying the allegations and asking the board to dismiss the complaint. Barbara Goodwin, an attorney representing Maine State Trooper Jarrett MacKinnon in his case against the union, said she is waiting to learn from the board whether it will hold a hearing on the complaint.