The on-again, off-again bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression (including transgendered individuals) passed the Connecticut House late Thursday night on a vote along party lines.
The bill, H.B. 6599, would add a new protected class and defines "gender identity as follows:
"Gender identity or expression" means a person’s gender-related identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth.
The bill now moves on to a vote in the Senate. The Connecticut Mirror has a full recap and reaction at their site here.