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Governor Rell Guessed Wrong

Timothy Kincaid

October 14th, 2008

In the wake of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling allowing same-sex couples the same access to marriage as opposite-sex couples, Governor Jodi Rell expressed her disagreement with the ruling. She felt that the state’s Civil Unions legislation was both admirable and adequate.

I disagree with today’s State Supreme Court ruling but as governor, I will uphold it. I continue to believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

I also believe that the historic civil union law that I proudly signed in 2005 is equitable and just. We were the first state to enact such a law through legislative action and not a court mandate.

The Supreme Court has spoken. I do not believe their voice reflects the majority of the people of Connecticut. However, I am also firmly convinced that attempts to reverse this decision – either legislatively or by amending the state Constitution – will not meet with success. I will therefore abide by the ruling.

Well, the first poll has come it and it seems that Governor Rell misjudged the majority of the people of Connecticut. (Hartford Courant)

Fifty-three percent of Connecticut residents support Friday’s historic ruling by the state Supreme Court that legalizes gay marriage, while 42 percent of residents polled said they do not.

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Tina-cious.com
October 14th, 2008 | LINK

Yay my state! Boo its governor… and good point!!

She’s a tool.

Jason D
October 14th, 2008 | LINK

what on earth is she wearing? I know that’s not really relevent, but that looks like a table cloth.

Connecticut voters support same-sex marriage ruling « break the terror
October 14th, 2008 | LINK

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