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State Sen. Beth Bye Honored for Commitment to Human and Civil Rights

State Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford (right) with Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp. Submitted photo

State Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford (D-5th District) has been honored with the Alvin W. Penn Award.

State Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford (right) with Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp. Submitted photo

State Sen. Beth Bye of West Hartford (right) with Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp. Submitted photo

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At a ceremony held Thursday, Nov. 11, 2016, in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Deputy Director Cheryl Sharp presented State Sen. Beth Bye (D-West Hartford) with the 2016 Alvin W. Penn Award for Excellence in Leadership in recognition of Sen. Bye’s years of legislative work on behalf of human and civil rights.  

“This has been a difficult week for many of us who have fought for civil rights and human rights and for marriage equality,” said Bye. “We just have to work that much harder.”

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