Connecticut Senate Passes Transgender Protections Without Transphobic Amendments | Great news from Connecticut: the Senate has passed a comprehensive bill protecting people from discrimination based on gender identity. The bill faced many transphobic amendments to limit its coverage, but all were rejected. Sen. Beth Bye (D), an out lesbian, spoke passionately in favor of the bill, recounting her own experiences with discrimination and the compelling testimony she heard from transgender constituents. Gov. Dan Malloy (D) has promised to sign the bill into law.