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Connecticut birth certificate gender designation bill awaits Senate action

Friday, May 15, 2015
Connecticut State Capitol, in Hartford
A bill that would make it easier for transgender people in Connecticut to update their names and gender on their birth certificates faces one more legislative hurdle. [...]

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New York, Connecticut governors lift bans on state-funded travel to Indiana

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Saturday lifted their bans on some state-funded travel to Indiana, citing changes made to a religious-objections law that had spurred concern about anti-gay discrimination. [...]

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Connecticut governor: Move women’s 2016 Final Four out of Indiana unless law changes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. [...]

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Connecticut governor bans state funded travel to Indiana over ‘religious freedom’ law

Monday, March 30, 2015
Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order barring state spending on travel to Indiana and any other state enacting legislation that protects religious freedoms but ultimately discriminates against gays and others groups. [...]

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Connecticut bill would make it easier to change gender on birth certificates

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Connecticut is considering ways to make it easier for transgender people to update their names and genders on their birth certificates. [...]

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Fired transgender Connecticut police officer sues for discrimination

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Francesca Quaranta
A transgender Connecticut police officer fired last June has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation and wrongful termination. [...]

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Former high school football captain gets 12 years in prison for killing male lover

Friday, January 9, 2015
Tarence Mitchell
Tarence "T.J." Mitchell, 19, apologized to relatives of the victim, 27-year-old Ronald Taylor Jr., during the sentencing hearing in Hartford Superior Court. [...]

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Lawsuit alleges detained transgender teen being treated as boy

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she's being forced to wear male clothing and officials are calling her by her male birth name. The allegations come in a revised federal lawsuit filed Monday. The girl, known only in court documents as Jane Doe, [...]

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Transgender teen back in custody following escape

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A troubled transgender girl whose confinement case has attracted national attention escaped from a Connecticut treatment program Tuesday and was found by police several hours later, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to be imprisoned without [...]

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Conn. Supreme Court affirms pre-gay marriage rights in landmark ruling

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's highest court ruled Wednesday that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state's approvals of civil unions in 2005 and same-sex marriage in 2008, a decision that gay rights supporters call the first of its kind in the country. The state Supreme Court issued a [...]

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