I’m pleased to report that the Connecticut Judiciary Committee voted 27-14 last night to pass HB 6599: An Act Concerning Discrimination. I’m even happier to report that it did so without including the discriminatory amendments that opponents were seeking.
“Those who cynically deride this civil rights legislation as a ‘bathroom bill’ ignore the great difficulties endured at school, in the workplace, and in the everyday lives of honest, hardworking transgender people,” Sen. Eric Coleman, D-Hartford, said in a statement. “Equal protection under the law should never have been denied to these citizens. This bill’s provisions will produce a great improvement in the lives of many people.”
The bill is now headed to the floor of the House. Governor Dan Malloy is a supporter of the legislation.
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