Thursday, April 23, 2009

Same Sex Marriage- Now It's Legal in Connecticut!

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Connecticut's Governor signed into law a bill legalizing gay marriage and transforming existing partnerships into marriages.

Hartford, Conn. —

A decade-long battle for same-sex marriage in Connecticut has ended with the governor's signature on a bill updating the state's laws.Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed the legislation Thursday, one day after the state House and Senate both approved it.

The bill removes gender references from state marriage laws. It also transforms existing same-sex civil unions into legally recognized marriages as of Oct. 1, 2010.

The law comes after last fall's state Supreme Court ruling that gay couples have the right to wed in Connecticut. Even if the bill hadn't passed, same-sex marriage would still be legal because of the ruling.

Three other states - Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa - also allow gay marriage

Go, Connecticut!


  1. Yay Connecticut!! They are getting that much closer to Pennsylvania!

  2. It's getting closer! I can hardly wait- I've become a minister just so I can marry my friends. That will be awesome.

  3. Woo, reason is winning over bigotry slowly but assuredly.

  4. A minister in the Universal Life Church?

    Check your county on that one:

    This is precisely why we went to a judge. For once my paranoia about the gubmint actually turned out to be right!

  5. Wow, what a turn around from the Proposition 8 fiasco. It's fantastic.

  6. United Church of Atheism, actually. It was created to allow atheists to get married without going for the JP thing. Good advice, though.


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