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Connecticut Parentage Act

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Overview

The Connecticut Parentage Act will update outdated parentage law so that it is clear, equitable, and provides legal protection for all children and families.

The Connecticut Parentage Act (CPA, HB 6321) updates state law to clarify who can be a parent and how to establish parentage. These critical reforms recognize the diversity of families in Connecticut, and ensure that all children can have their legal parentage established, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Current state parentage law is out-of-date and unconstitutional.

GLAD has joined Douglas NeJaime of Yale Law School, Connecticut families, and other community organizations to form We C.A.R.E. We C.A.R.E. works together to build support for the CPA and get this comprehensive legislation passed in the 2021 session. To learn more and read stories of families trying to get this important bill passed, visit the We C.A.R.E. website.

To sign up for updates, or if your family has had experience with Connecticut’s outdated parentage laws, join us on the We C.A.R.E. sign-up page.

Read the testimony from two leading organizations of We C.A.R.E:

Read testimony from other contributors on the legislation webpage.

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