In One Eye

Thursday, April 21, 2005
 
Connecticut has a civil union law, effective October 1.
The landmark law permits same-sex partners to enter into civil unions and grants nearly all of the rights and responsibilities available to married couples. Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed the bill late Wednesday afternoon, about an hour after the state Senate gave the measure final legislative approval ...

Vermont is the only other state to recognize civil unions. Massachusetts allows gays to marry. But unlike Connecticut, those states were reacting to court rulings.
Of course, the troglodytes have to have their say.
Brian Brown, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, said Wednesday was "a sad day for the state of Connecticut."

Brown, whose group is hosting a major rally against gay marriage Sunday on the grounds of the state Capitol, criticized both the legislature and Rell for "fast-tracking" the measure. There will be repercussions when lawmakers run for re-election in 2006, he said.

"This vote will not be forgotten," Brown vowed. "If the goal was to push this through in a non-election year, they were 100 percent wrong."

Senate Republican leader Louis DeLuca expressed frustration that opponents of the measure were painted as bigots or members of the "radical right."

DeLuca voted against the bill, saying he favors a statewide referendum on the issue.

"I came to this conclusion based on a lot of things," he said. "Everybody is entitled to their opinion."
It's pretty transparent when the fascists all of a sudden want to allow "everybody" to voice "their opinion" when a decision is not to their liking. One assumes the Italo-surnamed DeLuca didn't feel this way during the recent papal election.