Parentage Act Becomes State Law

June 1, 2021

Happy Pride!

Today I joined my colleagues, Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and LGBTQ+ advocates to usher in Pride Month with a ceremonial signing of the Connecticut Parentage Act, which updates Connecticut’s parentage laws to ensure every child has access to a legal parent relationship. We closed the ceremony by raising the Pride flag over the Capitol.


As one of only 3 openly gay legislators in the General Assembly, I'm often asked why we celebrate Pride month.

     Pride is a tribute to the progress achieved by the LGBTQ+ trailblazers who refused to be silenced.

     Pride is a commitment to continuing our fight for the full equality of the LGBTQ+ community.

     Pride is a celebration of being who you are, no excuses.

I want to give a special Happy Pride shout out to all of Connecticut’s closeted LGBTQ+ youth who can't come out yet. You've got this, you are loved, and we will continue to fight for you.

Click here to learn more about today's bill signing, and for information about the LGBTQ+ community.