PRESS RELEASE: CHRO CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REINSTATEMENT OF THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

HARTFORD, CT – President Trump released a series of disturbing tweets on Wednesday morning announcing that transgender individuals will be prohibited from serving in the United States military forces. This move is a reversal of the Obama administration’s 2016 lifting of the ban on transgender troops. In addition to preventing transgender individuals from enlisting in … More PRESS RELEASE: CHRO CONDEMNS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REINSTATEMENT OF THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN

CCJEF: The Decision

After 11 years, 826 exhibits, over 50 witnesses, thousands of pages of briefing, 1,060 findings of fact, and 60 days of trial over a six-month period, a decision was finally issued in the landmark case Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, Inc., et al. v. M. Jodi Rell, et al., on Wednesday, September 7, … More CCJEF: The Decision

Save the Dates!

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will be hosting several conferences over the next few months. If you are interested in civil rights, save the following dates: February 17th – School to Prison Pipeline Follow Up: The Pipeline and the Second Chance Society Conference February 22nd – Racial Justice Conference March 10th – What … More Save the Dates!

CHRO Hosts – The School to Prison Pipeline Conference

Mark your calendars! The CHRO is proud to announce our first Conference on the School to Prison Pipeline on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. This special event will bring together students, teachers, administrators, activists, and law enforcement officials to discuss the School-to-Prison Pipeline, an important issue facing Connecticut and the nation. The School to Prison Pipeline … More CHRO Hosts – The School to Prison Pipeline Conference

CHRO Participates in State Agency Training

Attorney Robin Fox from the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and Christine Palm, Communications Director at the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women conducted bi-annual update training for State Agency EEO employees and Attorney General Designees, over 180 employees in all, in June 2015. Attorneys Peter Murphy and Lisa Mehta from Shipman and … More CHRO Participates in State Agency Training

The Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges in Connecticut

On Friday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court issued a sweeping and historic decision in the cases collectively referred to as Obergefell v. Hodges. The Court, in a decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, held that the United States Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize same-sex marriages … More The Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges in Connecticut

Protecting Interns from Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

On Tuesday, May 26, the Connecticut House of Representatives unanimously approved Senate Bill No. 428, An Act Protecting Interns from Workplace Harassment and Discrimination. The new law will go to Governor Malloy’s desk for signature. This Act provides unpaid interns the same anti-discrimination and harassment protections that employees in this state are guaranteed. The CHRO’s … More Protecting Interns from Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

Connecticut has its own Religious Freedom Restoration Act, several differences from Indiana’s

To read the original article at WTNH.com, please click here. By Brian Spyros, Reporter Published: April 1, 2015, 11:55 am Updated: April 1, 2015, 3:23 pm NORTH HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) — The Religious Freedom Restoration Act dates back to the early 1990’s. It was designed to protect people against government infringement when it comes to … More Connecticut has its own Religious Freedom Restoration Act, several differences from Indiana’s