Women's Rights

From the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut, which struck down a state law banning contraceptives, to the recent case of a pregnant police officer denied the right to work, the ACLU of Connecticut fights for women’s rights, including reproductive rights.

The following is a statement from David McGuire, Legislative and Policy Director and Interim Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT), regarding proposed state budget cuts that would eliminate or consolidate Connecticut’s anti-discrimination commissions, including the African American Affairs Commission (AAAC), the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC), the Connecticut […]

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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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Fifty years ago, birth control was illegal and there was no constitutional right to privacy.

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When Kristin Pagano came to the ACLU after being denied accommodations to pump breast milk during the Illinois bar exam, we decided to take action on her behalf.

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