Connecticut recruiting LGBTQ families to adopt, foster kid

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state’s LGBTQ community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions.

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Ex-justices aided lawmakers before rejection of gay nominee

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two former Connecticut Supreme Court justices advised Republican state lawmakers in last month’s successful effort to reject Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s nominee for chief justice, according to emails and a state lawmaker.

Hearst Connecticut Media reports that former Justices C. Ian McLachlan and Peter T. Zarella aided lawmakers in defeating the nomination of Andrew McDonald, who would have been the first openly gay state chief justice in the country. Both McLachlan and Zarella were nominated by Republican governors.

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