State Laws and Legislation

Connecticut Hate Crimes Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
As of Oct. 1, 2004, Connecticut's hate crime law will explicitly include gender identity and expression. Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 53a-181j- 53a-181l.

Sexual orientation protected? Yes

Connecticut state law explicitly addresses violence based on actual or perceived sexual orientation. Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 53a - 181j - l.

Updated: Thu, March 08, 2007 - 12:00:00