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March-20-96

Military Policy Toward Gays Deemed Too Discriminatory for Connecticut

In a 3-2 decision Tuesday (3-19), the state Supreme Court of Connecticut ruled that the military cannot recruit at the University of Connecticut Law School because its "don't ask, don't tell" policy violates a state anti-discrimination law. Citing the military's "current discrimination against gay men and lesbians," the ruling upheld a 1994 Superior Court judge's ruling that barred the school from violating a 1991 anti-discrimination law that prohibits state agencies from opening their facilities to discriminatory employers. The state had appealed the ruling in October 1995, but did not attempt to make an argument that the military's policy toward gays is not discriminatory.

Media Resources: USA Today - March 19, 1996