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04/12/2007

Marriage-seeking gays given New Haven of hope

by Jeremy Hooper

Cu-2-3A measure advanced today in Connecticut that, if it were to have legs, would bump up gay couples' available legal options from civil unions to full marriage equality. By a margin of 26-15, the Judiciary Committee voted to send a gay marriage bill to the full House of Representatives.

Progressive.

However, the bill is going to have an obviously uphill battle to make it through the legislature. And even if it were to survive, Republican Gov. Jodi Rell is very unlikely to sign it, as she has publicly voiced a "one man, one woman" stance.

Less exciting.

So we'll have to wait and see how this all shakes down.  But those of you who stand against marriage equality, seriously -- do you really NOT see that we're gonna get gay marriage eventually? Honestly -- you must see that, right? So since it's so blatantly obvious, why don't you just curb your efforts to stem the tide of inevitable progress now, so that we can all go ahead and move on from this tired, tired issue? There are so many more important campaigns to work on, like keeping "Friday Night Lights" on the air and fattening up our summer wardrobe ending the war and saving the planet. If only you's curb the demonization and we would all stop the divisiveness, we could maybe -- and get ready for this, as it's totally shocking -- WORK TOGETHER to fight some of society's true ills! Crazy, huh?

So whatdaya say, CT lawmakers and governor? How's about you let this bill sail right through and go ahead and give your gays a little slice of equality now. After all, there's no time like the present, and no presents like the ones for which you get to register at the time of your wedding.

Committee Votes To Approve Gay Marriage [AP/WFSB]

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We were Civil Unioned in CT on Dec 21st 2006 and live in middle TN. We know it will be many years before we see equal marriage rights in TN (we voted for it but lost this past year in TN) but we will never give up hope. So we raise our two children, we pay our taxes, own our home and have our civil union in CT.

We advise other GLBTQ and "heteroflexable" (Straight) people every day on all the states that will alow them to be unioned or married and the states that will not allow it. We pray that we made the right choice in CT being the state for us.

One day in our lifetime we believe that we will see equality on a federal level but it will not be under the BUSH NON-democracy. Our children are 13 and 14 and their generation is the generation that will be the one that will make the changes that will make it all possible because they dont understand why it is even an issue.

Thank you for doing what you do with your blog every day, we understand how much work goes into it as we do it as well only slightly different as ours is more of an advice column than a news blog.
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