Your Rights in Connecticut

On October 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in GLAD's case Kerrigan & Mock v. Department of Public Health that same-sex couples have the right to marry. Learn more →

LGBT Issues


Anti-Discrimination Law

Connecticut's anti-discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and HIV status. More →

Family Law

Same-sex couples have the right to marry in Connecticut. Single gay people can adopt in Connecticut; same-sex couples can jointly become the legal parents of a child. More →

Hate Crimes, Sex Laws and Police

Sexual orientation and gender identity or expression are protected characteristics under Connecticut's hate crimes laws. More →

Students' Rights

Connecticut law forbids discrimination in public schools on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression and has a strong anti-bullying law. More →

HIV/AIDS Issues


HIV Anti-Discrimination Law

Connecticut law protects people who with HIV from discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing. More →

HIV Testing and Privacy

Connecticut law only requires a consent for HIV testing as part of a general consent for medical care, but does require written consent for the release of HIV-related medical information. More →

Other HIV-Related Laws

Connecticut law provides for needle and syringe exchange programs in the health departments of the three cities with the highest number of AIDS cases among intravenous drug users. More →

GLAD’s Work in Connecticut

From the Docket

Victory

Pedersen et al. v. Office of Personnel Management et al.
Pedersen et al. v. Office of Personnel Management et al.

June 26, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court rules DOMA Section 3 unconstitutional in Windsor v. United StatesMore →

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Legislative Advocacy

March 21, 2011

Public hearing for HB 6599: An Act Concerning Discrimination

The Connecticut Judiciary Committee Public Hearing on HB 6599: An Act Concerning Discrimination… More →

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News

July 21, 2014

Impact of White House EO on LGBT Federal Workers and Contractors in New England

Statement by Gary Buseck, Interim Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Every day we hear about LGBT people who are not treated… More →

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