Meghan Freed was featured in a Connecticut Law Tribune article entitled “Transgender Activists Say State Anti-Bias Law Is Working.” According to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, in the three years since Connecticut enacted a law banning discrimination based on gender identity, the commission has not received a single discrimination complaint based on […]
Below is a post written by Gideon, of A Public Defender. I suppose it takes a blatant misstep by a governmental agency to draw attention to any injustice and so it seems is the case with Jane Doe, the transgender self-identifying girl who has been transferred from DCF. Department of Children and Families] custody to the adult […]
Prior to a transgender individual’s being able to able to change his or her name on a Connecticut driver’s license, typically a probate court must have granted a name change petition, and the name must also already be updated with the Social Security Administration. Once those things are accomplished, you can go to a Connecticut Department […]
When transgender clients call upon us to assist them with a name and/or gender marker change, it can often be a time of stress for them. People whose gender identity is inconsistent with the sex ascribed to them at birth understand intimately how societal expectations can shape people’s responses to how one expresses that gender identity.
As GLAD writes:
The Human Rights Campaign and Equality Federation have released their second annual national Municipal Equality Index, an evaluation of a “city’s laws and policies and an examination of how inclusive city services are of LGBT people.” Cities are rated on a scale of 0-100, based on the city’s laws, policies, benefits, and services. There are 100 […]
On July 1, 2011, Governor Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 11-55, “An Act Concerning Discrimination,” into law, making Connecticut the 4th state in New England and the 15th state in the United States “to provide explicit anti-discrimination protections for transgender people.”
The act, which went into effect on October 1, 2011, protects against discrimination in