A year after Connecticut for One Standard of Justice, a nonprofit that advocates for the rights of accused and convicted persons required to register as sex offenders, filed a lawsuit against the town, Windsor Locks is considering repealing a proximity ordinance that bans persons required to register as sex offender from entering “child safety zones,” which include the areas of local parks, public schools, the library, the Town Hall gymnasium, and the senior center.

Town First Selectman, Christopher Kervick, indicated that legal advice the town has been given is that they should not move forward with defending the lawsuit and instead has indicated that the town should not move forward with a legal defense and that repealing the ordinance (which has been on the books for 10 years is the “best and most effective course of conduct”.

The town meeting is scheduled for 7:30PM tonight and it’s looking like the proximity ordinance will be repealed. Kudos to Connecticut for One Standard of Justice and their attorneys for standing up for the rights of ALL people and taking the initiative in bringing this lawsuit.

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