It’s Taco Tuesday and I hope you’re enjoying a bit of crunch in your life right now. The weather is getting progressively warmer (what’s with this Nor’easter we’re all reading about?!?), so be sure to get outside, get some sun, and enjoy some of our local eateries – especially those with patios! Remember though, take the steps to keep yourself safe and the necessary precautions to keep others around you safe.
The first time any parent sees their child is a life-changing and joyous experience: Their dream comes true. Yet for thousands of LGBTQ parents in Connecticut, their dreams of parenthood may also bring a nightmare of bureaucratic red tape and insurmountable legal obstacles.
It’s important that when certain incidents occur within our society, we take, at a bare minimum, a moment to recognize and validate the experiences of our fellow humans. Most recently, we have seen disgusting, disrespectful, and deadly acts against members of our Asian community.
Today, the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company (CFSIC) announced that it has broken ground on its first condominium remediation project - the Willington Ridge Condominium Association! This is a 34-unit, 6-building condominium association. As of last Friday, CFSIC has helped put 291 families in their homes over the past two years.
Last year, I worked on legislation to update Connecticut's Parentage Act, but due to the pandemic, we were unable to see this across the finish line. I am pleased to share this bill was up for a public hearing today in the Judiciary Committee. The proposal for House Bill (H.B.) 6321 expands access to legal parentage for the many parent-child relationships that exist.
As many begin to settle in for the night, using new and creative ways to celebrate the season, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday. I hope all of you get the opportunity to relax and enjoy your favorite holiday traditions and festivities. We all deserve at least that after the year we’ve had.