Connecticut is the 5th U.S. state, admitted to the Union on January 9, 1788. Its most populous city is Bridgeport, and its capital city is Hartford.
LGBT Rights in Connecticut: Same-sex marriage has been legal in Connecticut since Nov. 12, 2008, under a state Supreme Court ruling on October 10, 2008. Connecticut bans discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in public places, public and private employment, governmental services and in receiving goods and services from public places or governmental institutions. Hate crime laws include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Connecticut allows adoption by single individuals, opposite sex and same-sex couples, married or not.
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A transgender Connecticut police officer fired last June has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation and wrongful termination. [...]
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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut's juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women's prison without criminal charges. The Department of [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. -- When Francesca Quaranta told her fellow police officers in 2012 that she was transgender, she said it began a long and harsh career decline that included discrimination and harassment and culminated with her firing last week. Quaranta, 47, believes her case against the city of Middletown will [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women's prison in Connecticut will be moved to a unit for troubled girls in state custody, Connecticut's Department of Children and Families said Friday.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- A 16-year-old transgender girl detained without criminal charges at an adult women's prison in Connecticut for the past two months has been accepted into a private treatment center for youths in Massachusetts, the top child welfare official in Connecticut said Thursday. [...]
DANBURY, Conn. -- An openly gay teen was crowned Prom Queen at Danbury High School in Danbury, Conn., on Friday to the cheers of fellow students.