Twenty-eight years after Connecticut barred discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, it is legal in 29 states to fire someone because they are gay or transgender.
Unanimous passage, quick signing of ban on anti-gay ‘therapy’
A ban on trying to change the sexual orientation of minors through conversion therapy, a discredited practice blamed for everything from depression to teen suicide, was unanimously passed Wednesday by the Senate and speedily signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Connecticut House votes to bar gay ‘conversion therapy’
“As a gay youth and now a gay adult, never was I broken nor in need of being fixed. Being gay is not a disease and therefore does not require a cure.” That’s how Rep. Jeffrey Currey introduced a bill banning the discredited practice of conversion therapy Tuesday. It passed, 141-8.
Blumenthal, Murphy not yet among Dems opposing Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — At least 19 senators have said they will not vote for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have not joined that group, at least not yet.
Blumenthal presses Gorsuch on key cases, but judge won’t be pinned down
WASHINGTON — On Day 3 of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Richard Blumenthal tried to do what other Democrats have tried, and failed, to do – pin down the nominee’s opinion on a hot-button issue. Gorsuch deftly avoided giving his views – and Blumenthal said it leaves doubt in the minds of Americans about the nominee.
Gorsuch tells Blumenthal he’s offended by Trump’s attacks on judges
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Tuesday confirmed he found President Donald Trump’s criticism of federal judges who ruled to block his travel ban “disheartening and demoralizing” – statements Trump said had been “misrepresented” by Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Esty, Cope differ sharply, and sometimes agree, in a civil race
WASHINGTON — Overshadowed like other congressional races in Connecticut by the loud and vitriolic presidential race, the matchup between Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and GOP challenger Clay Cope has been a civil contest between party moderates.
CT delegates to GOP convention to vote on conservative platform
WASHINGTON — When Connecticut delegates to the Republican National Convention arrive in Cleveland next week, one of the first orders of business will be to consider a party platform that has been called the most conservative in the party’s history.
Session Notes: Using gay rights for economic development
Can strong gay rights laws be an economic development tool? A group of state legislators in Connecticut is trying to find out with a letter asking the Bank of America to consider relocating from Charlotte, N.C.
Malloy keeps heat on Pence in gay rights controversy
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the incoming chairman of the Democratic National Governors Association, poured fuel Monday on the gay rights controversy engulfing Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana. He banned state-funded travel to a state now slated to host the women’s Final Four next year.