The Connecticut State Employee Campaign Committee (“CSECC”) has filed a petition for declaratory ruling with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (“CHRO”) on the following issues:
- Does the American Family Association (“AFA”)’s exclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity from its nondiscrimination policy violate any state anti-discrimination statute or regulation over which the CHRO has any oversight or jurisdiction?
- Does the AFA qualify as a “religious organization” within the meaning of Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 46a-81p and 46a-81aa?
- Is the inclusion by the CSECC of the AFA in the State Employee Campaign in violation of any state law over which the CHRO has oversight or jurisdiction, including but not limited to Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 46a-81i, 46a-81l, and 46a-81n?
Any person seeking to become a party or intervene in the proceedings shall apply in accordance with the requirements of Regs. Conn. State Agencies § 46a-54-124 no later than March 31, 2017.