State Laws and Legislation

Connecticut Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
Connecticut state law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in categories that include public accommodations, housing, and employment. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a - 81c-m. (2011) In 2000, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities ruled that transgender individuals can pursue anti-discrimination claims under the category of sex discrimination.

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Connecticut state law explicitly prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in categories that include public accommodations, housing, and private and public employment. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46a - 81c-m. (1991)

Citations: Declaratory Ruling on Behalf of John/Jane Doe (Conn. Human Rights Commission 2000).

Updated: Wed, July 06, 2011 - 11:00:00