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-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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As a voice for freedom and equality, 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 privacy, justice, and democracy. The bills below represent just some of the issues of interest to the ACLU of Connecticut in 2016. Criminal […]

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The ACLU of Connecticut applauds legislation that would ensure that the Connecticut Military Department is equal, fair, and just in its hiring and promotion practices. Senate Bill 21, proposed by Governor Dannel Malloy, would prevent discrimination in employment and bring Connecticut’s laws into the modern era by updating the Connecticut Military Department’s nondiscrimination code to […]

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This month a slew of new laws took effect!

These include new laws in favor of transgender rights, police accountability and digital privacy.

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