Dan Malloy on Civil Rights
Prohibit "conversion therapy" of gay youth
Legislative Summary: HB 6695: Protection of youth from conversion therapy. Prohibiting any licensed professional from engaging in conversion therapy with a person under the age of 18 in the state.
"Conversion therapy" means any practice
administered to a person under 18 years of age that seeks to change the person's sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change gender expression or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward persons
of the same gender. "Conversion therapy" does not include counseling intended to:
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 36-0-0 on 3/31; passed House 141-8-2 on 5/2; Gov Hickenlooper signed it 6/10/2016
Source: Connecticut legislative voting records: HB 6695
, Jun 10, 2016
- Assist a person undergoing gender transition,
- Provide acceptance, support and understanding to the person, or
- Facilitate the person's social support or
identity development, including addressing unlawful conduct or unsafe sexual practices.
Include gender identity in anti-discrimination law
Excerpts from legislation:[Current anti-discrimination law prohibits]: Discrimination on the basis of sexDiscrimination on the basis of religious creedDiscrimination on the basis of learning disability or mental disability
[Add to that list the following]:Discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression [which] means a person's gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that is different from that traditionally associated with the
person's physiology or assigned sex at birth, which gender-related identity can be shown by providing evidence including medical history, care or treatment of the gender-related identity; consistent and uniform assertion of the gender-related identity;
or any other evidence that the gender-related identity is sincerely held, part of a person's core identity or not being asserted for an improper purpose. Legislative outcome:Bill passed House, 77-62; signed by Gov. Malloy, 7/1/2011
Source: Connecticut legislative voting record on HB 6599
, Jul 1, 2011
CT shattered the glass ceiling with first female governor
We the people of Connecticut are blessed. We defined the American industrial revolution and became the Arsenal of Democracy that President Roosevelt called for during World War Two.
We shattered the glass ceiling of gubernatorial history thanks to
Ella Grasso of Windsor Locks as the nation's first female governor, elected in her own right.
Source: 2011 Connecticut State of the State Address
, Jan 5, 2011
Supports gay marriage and equal rights for all
Malloy supports equality and helped fight for marriage equality, said several people at a press conference, mentioning a lwaw enacted in 2005 that legalized civil unions. A few years later, the state began to recognize same-sex marriages.
Malloy said that equal rights is important and have to be extended to all. If he is governor, he said there would be no retreat on equality. Discrimination against anyone, including transgender individuals, should be illegal.
Source: Amanda Falcone in Hartford Courant, "LGBT Leaders"
, Apr 16, 2010
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