LGBT Rights

The rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people have been at the forefront of the legal and legislative agenda’s of the ACLU of Connecticut. We joined the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders to win the fight for same-sex marriage, which has been legal in Connecticut since 2008. In 2011 we helped win passage of a gender identity law that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgendered people in employment, housing, public education, accommodations and commercial transactions.

The ACLU of Connecticut spoke out for justice, equality, and liberty during the 2017 legislative session–and so did our supporters. By the end of the regular session on June 7, nine bills to advance justice, equality, and liberty had passed out of the legislature.

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As a voice for freedom, our legislative priorities include promoting and preserving civil liberties for all. Through state legislative advocacy, we aim to defend and extend key constitutional principles, including equality, justice, liberty, and democracy. The legislature ended its regular session on June 7, 2017. Learn more about which bills passed by reading our end […]

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The Connecticut General Assembly’s 2017 legislative session is underway, and we are working to strengthen equality, justice, and freedom in Connecticut. Read about five things on our legislative to-do list, and watch our quick mid-session update for an insider’s look at where these bills stand.

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The ACLU-CT spoke out for privacy, criminal justice reform, and more during the 2016 legislative session. Here are seven civil liberties bills that passed the legislature and are on to Governor Malloy’s desk.

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The following is a statement from Stephen Glassman, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, regarding Governor Dannel Malloy’s Executive Order banning state funded or sponsored travel to North Carolina. The order comes after North Carolina enacted H.B.2, a law to override local anti-discrimination protections, including public accommodations, for gay, lesbian, bisexual, […]

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