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Connecticut Legislature to Outlaw Bias in Privately-owned Housing

The present session of the State Legislature may adopt a civil rights bill which, for the first time, will outlaw discrimination in this State in privately-owned housing on grounds of “race, creed or color.” Present statutes forbid such bias in public housing projects and in housing assisted by public funds.

State Representative Robert Satter, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on civil rights, announced today that the full judiciary committee has approved the proposed measure. Chances for passage of the bill, he said, “look very good.” Both the Republican and the Democratic parties in this state are on record as favoring civil rights legislation.