Connecticut lawmakers are hoping to make Connecticut the eighth state to ban discrimination against Black women in the workplace and schools for how they wear their hair. 

“Many of us are judged, reprimanded and passed over for promotion or even fired for the way we wear our hair to work,” Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven) said. 

Porter, a sponsor of the bill, said she was told when she was elected seven years ago to settle on a hairstyle because people aren’t going to recognize her. She didn’t listen, but understands the pressure. 

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut