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HB 6599 - Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression - Connecticut Key Vote

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Title: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

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Title: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in a variety of situations, effective October 1, 2011.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in certain situations including, but not limited to, the following (Secs. 3-36):
    • Employment;
    • The sale or rental of property;
    • Accommodation in public housing;
    • Accommodation in any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement;
    • Enrollment in public schools and participation in school activities;
    • Enrollment in public universities; -Access to public libraries;
    • Consideration for loans or other financial assistance;
    • Receipt of benefits through state-administered programs; and
    • Membership in golf country clubs.
  • Defines "gender identity or expression" as a person's gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that gender-related identity can be shown by providing evidence in various ways, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Medical history;
    • Care or treatment of the gender-related identity;
    • "Consistent and uniform assertion" of the gender-related identity; or
    • Any other evidence showing that the identity is "sincerely" held and part of the individual's "core identity."
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 37).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in a variety of situations, effective October 1, 2011.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in certain situations including, but not limited to, the following (Secs. 3-36):
    • Employment;
    • The sale or rental of property;
    • Accommodation in public housing;
    • Accommodation in any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement;
    • Enrollment in public schools and participation in school activities;
    • Enrollment in public universities; -Access to public libraries;
    • Consideration for loans or other financial assistance;
    • Receipt of benefits through state-administered programs; and
    • Membership in golf country clubs.
  • Defines "gender identity or expression" as a person's gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that associated with the person's physiology or assigned sex at birth (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that gender-related identity can be shown by providing evidence in various ways, including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):
    • Medical history;
    • Care or treatment of the gender-related identity;
    • "Consistent and uniform assertion" of the gender-related identity; or
    • Any other evidence showing that the identity is "sincerely" held and part of the individual's "core identity."
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 37).

Title: Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

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