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    CT civil unions bill passed

    The Connecticut House has passed its civil unions bill. The governor hadn’t threatened a veto, but she had supported an amendment (eventually added) to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

    Following the House vote Rell issued a statement saying, “I am pleased that the House of Representatives passed this amendment and made it clear that while we will recognize and support civil unions, marriage in Connecticut is defined as the union of a man and a woman.

    “Passage of this bill will extend civil rights to all couples, no matter their gender, and send the unmistakable message that discrimination in any form is unacceptable in Connecticut.”

    Good for them.

    2 Responses to “CT civil unions bill passed”

    1. John says:

      Yeah, it placated religious and social conservatives like my wife who approve of civil unions by dislike a PC redfinition of marriage.

      I really don’t think I cared one way or the other, except that the debate crystallized my opinion that the state should not sanction religious personages to perform a civil ceremony. I like the French way: if you want a church wedding, you do it after the civil afairs conclude.

      I heard some putz on the radio (NPR) whining about “not getting full equality” and resenting this “intermediate step”.

    2. Sean Kinsell says:

      Well, some people are hopeless. For those of us who already have self-esteem and a toaster, the CT plan is a pretty good achievement.

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