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Monday, June 06, 2011

Update Your Antidiscrimination Syllabi

In a move that could foster classroom discussion about social movements and the role of state legislatures, the Connecticut Senate voted late last week to add gender identity as a protected category in the State's antidiscrimination law.  It rejected a proposed "carve-out" for public restrooms.  According to the Hartford Courant, Gov. Malloy has stated that he will sign the bill.  CT News Junkie quotes Gov. Malloy as saying, "Connecticut has led the way in other civil rights issues, and I'm proud to be able to support and sign this bill."  This development reflects in part the work of my WNEC colleague, Professor Jennifer Levi, just one of our WNEC Law faculty resources in the SOGI area.  While serving as a full-time, tenured member of our faculty, Jennifer remains intensely involved in the work of the GLAD Transgender Rights Project (Jennifer describes the earlier House vote on the measure here).  

Posted by GiovannaShay on June 6, 2011 at 09:28 AM | Permalink


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