State Must Extend Legal Protections To Transgender Residents

Connecticut has done a good job of protecting its residents from discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodations and credit. But one small group of people has been left out of specific statutory protection. The legislature should rectify the omission by adding the phrase “gender identity or expression” to anti-discrimination laws.

This could be done yet this session by amendment. A bill to add that language received a public hearing but was not voted out of committee.