Connecticut Protects Transgender Citizens

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On Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed into law new legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender expression or identity. The new laws will go into effect October 1 and include a wide variety of protections for Connecticut’s transgender population, including housing and employment.

This new legislation makes Connecticut the 15th US state to institute legal protections for the transgender community. The other states that currently guarantee protection on the basis of gender identity are California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.



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