This proposal would amend the wording of oaths taken by public officials to allow individuals to avoid identifying with a specific belief system. As an organization committed to the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution, the ACLU-CT strongly supports freedom of belief, expression, and association. By updating the oaths for certain public officials to match language for all other public officials in the state, this bill would better align Connecticut with the Constitution and respect the diversity of our state. Religious liberty is a cornerstone of our democracy. Participation in that democracy should not depend on someone’s ability to affirm a belief in a specific religion.
S.B. 740: An Act Concerning the Form of Oaths
Lost: bill did not pass