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Thursday, April 14, 2005
  This Ought to be Interesting...
From the Washington Post:
Connecticut's House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would make the state the second to establish civil unions for same-sex couples, and the first to do so without being directed by a court.

The state Senate overwhelmingly approved a civil-unions bill last week, and lawmakers said they expect to endorse the House version as early as next week. Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R) said Wednesday that she will sign it.
Religious conservatives have been crying foul ever since "gay marriage" was made legal in Massachussets last year, on the grounds that "activist" judges had legislated from the bench. Will they be satisfied now when legislation has been passed "democratically"? Of course not, because conservatives are not opposed to tyranny, only to a limitation on their power. That's why they called for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.

In the wake of the Terri Schiavo debacle, I don't see any real likelihood of such an amendment passing. I'm cautiously optimistic (with a large emphasis on the caution), but I think the conservatives will treading lightly in the future on any controversial issues.
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 8:55 AM


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