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Natural Hair Discrimination is No Longer Legal in Connecticut

Black girl with natural hair

On March 2, 2021 Connecticut became the latest state to advance The CROWN Act. The Crown Act is a piece of legislation written by the CROWN Coalition to prohibit natural hair discrimination in school and work settings. (CROWN stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair).

The Senate agreed upon the bill on March 1, 2021. The bill is expected to be signed by Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont. 

Governor Lamont took to Twitter to share his reaction to the advancement of the bill. He wrote “This measure is critical to helping build a more equitable society, and I look forward to signing it into law in the coming days.”

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Connecticut’s decision to implement this bill helps to end natural hair discrimination nationwide.

Check out: The Crown Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives

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