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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
This month a slew of new laws took effect!
These include new laws in favor of transgender rights, police accountability and digital privacy.
The state violated a transgender girl’s rights when it transferred her to an adult prison, Connecticut’s second highest court ruled.