Good As You: Connecticut Roundup

03/17/2010

AGs 2B N CT: Where they stand on DOMA

Six candidates are contending for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's seat. Now, thanks in major part to the efforts of Boston College Law student Paul Sousa, we know where all six stand on Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley's federal lawsuit...

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11/17/2009

Heartless, Con-Meant-To-Cut -- Population: Our opposition

This writer and his husband live in New York. Like many couples after six years of partnership, we wanted to marry. So this past June, we did. In Connecticut. Why Connecticut? Well, because NY won't yet allow us to marry,...

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11/12/2009

12 months of Constitution State respecting the same

Happy One Year Marriage Equality Anniversary, Connecticut. (Photo credit: Jag Studios) This writer and his husband certainly thank you. GLAD press release: GLAD Celebrates Connecticut’s Marriage Equality Anniversary CT Married Couples to be Surveyed about DOMA Gay & Lesbian Advocates...

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08/10/2009

Et tu, CT AG?

You might know that Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, in a stroke of principled action, filed a suit challenging that nasty Defense of Marriage Act and the federal rights and protections that it denies to legally-married same-sex couples. But what...

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06/27/2009

While we were away: Chris crossed his CTs and Dodded his 'I dos'

On June 21, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) revealed that he has become the latest prominent Dem to locate the fairness-supporting spine that he and his colleagues failed to utilize during the aggressively rights-hostile Bush years. Dodd said, in part:...

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06/11/2009

CT: Where the weddings are not just Martha/Stewart

This weekend, this NY-based writer and his fiancé will head to Connecticut to wed. That situational reality makes this New York Times story feel not only professionally newsworthy, but also personally appropriate: GREENWICH, Conn. — They wanted a New York...

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05/26/2009

Lest we forget

MASSACHUSETTS MAINE VERMONT CONNECTICUT IOWA and soon, probably... NEW HAMPSHIRE (with NY, NJ, and others in the reasonable future) Prop 8 is a stumble for our side. But time's mere advancement is a crippling fatal blow for our opposition's! WontBackDown.org

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04/23/2009

Crossing your CTs and dotting your 'I dos'

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Connecticut for months now. But thanks to a measure passed yesterday, the change is now solidified in state law: A decade-long battle for marriage equality in Connecticut ended when the General Assembly voted to...

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04/16/2009

Oh be honest, anti-gays: You hated this bill before it was even written!

Connecticut already has legal marriage equality, but there is a bill currently making its way through the legislature that does nothing more than codify the October ruling in the state law. And since this bill, numbered 899, is a strictly...

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12/17/2008

POLL: Constitution State understands the same

A new Quinnipiac poll shows 52 percent of Connecticut voters support their state Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage (with 39 percent opposing, 9 percent undecided): December 17, 2008 - Connecticut Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds;...

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11/13/2008

Hey, FOF: Their legal bonds are not alleged!

This headline comes from Focus on the Family's Citizenlink: This response comes from Good As You's Jeremy Hooper: 'Obtained a drivers license.' 'Filed for unemployment.' 'Was elected to public office.' 'Utilize city trash collection and recycling services' I can do...

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11/12/2008

Marriage equality: Some 'C' states still get an A+

Get ye'self to Martha Stewart country, marriage-craving gays. For Connecticut's marriage equality is now in effect: Judge opens door for gay marriage in Connecticut [CNN] True to recent form, we hear the Mormon church has gone ahead and booked up...

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10/29/2008

Save The Date: CT marriages begin next month

Well we don't know an exact date. We do, however, now know that marriage equality will begin to take hold in Connecticut sometime on or after November 10: Gay marriages to begin next month in Connecticut [AP via Google] Good...

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10/14/2008

Marriage ruling: Most Conns see it as a pro

A new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll indicates that 53% of likely voters agree with the Supreme Court's fair-minded marriage ruling, while only 42% oppose: Poll: Most in Connecticut support gay marriage ruling [365Gay] Those in the majority are said...

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10/13/2008

Judging the judges, CT edition

In response to the wonderful, joyous, principled, fair-minded, long overdue Connecticut marriage ruling, the Family Institute of Connecticut's Peter Wolfgang has spat forth the following: “Even a legislature as liberal as ours has heeded the will of the people and...

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10/10/2008

BREAKING: CT RULES IN FAVOR OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY!

WE WON ANOTHER ONE! Read the opinion (pdf) [CT Supreme Court] In sum, the state has failed to establish adequate reason to justify the statutory ban on same sex marriage. Accordingly, under the equal protection provisions of the state constitution,...

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Massachusetts, California, AND Connecticut? We'll know soon enough

Today. 11:30 AM (ET). Connecticut Supreme Court to rule on marriage equality. Stay tuned. Decision Today! Marriage Equality in Connecticut [GLAD] ***UPDATE: This is what we know right now: Three dissents set to be released. What does this mean? Your...

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03/26/2008

H&R blocks gay boys; gay boys call ACLU

The ACLU is stepping in to help a Connecticut gay couple who was denied the ability to file their taxes on H&R Block's online filing system because the technology wouldn't accommodate for residents who've been bound by a civil union....

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03/18/2008

We're forced to take the road less traveled, and that is making us all different

To be gay is to be forced to jump through certain hoops that are not commonly found on the course of heterosexual life. We 'mos have to "come out" rather than simply come into our sexual awakenings. Before showing public...

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02/19/2008

'Are you gay?' CT Rep. casts an 'aye'

Connecticut state representative Jason Bartlett has officially come out of the closet, making him the 6th openly gay lawmaker in the Constitution State's legislature: Video: Bartlett announces publicly he's gay [News-Times] (H/t: Towle) Welcome out, Rep. Bartlett. You should receive...

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10/03/2007

Video: Brown makes us blue

In Connecticut, there exists an outspoken anti-gay activist by the name of Brian Brown. This is Brian: Our thoughts for B.B.: - (01:00) It wouldn't seem to be conducive to your cause, Brian, to make comparisons between what might happen...

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05/14/2007

Supreme 'civil' war begins in CT

Today in Connecticut, the Supreme Court will take up a case in which eight gay couples are presenting a challenge to the state's civil union's law. The couples claim that the less-than-equal civil unions system violates their constitutional rights by...

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04/12/2007

Marriage-seeking gays given New Haven of hope

A 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...

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04/10/2007

Video: With logic this 'lock-solid,' why is there even a debate?

These from YouTuber MikeinCT: Now if you excuse me, this gay writer must go look in the mirror to make sure that he's not, in fact, a demonic monster with two heads and a fire-breathing mouth. Marriage Equality Opponents Gone...

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02/01/2007

CT lawmakers to try and take the 'almost' out of gay couple's equality

Two openly gay, Democratic lawmakers in Connecticut, Sen. Andrew McDonald and Rep. Michael Lawlor (pic, from l.), have announced plans to introduce a bill that would one-up the state's currently legal practice of civil unions by giving gay couples full...

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08/07/2006

CT Supremes say no to 'family' group; Diana Ross' Supremes say 'think it oh-oh-ver'

The Connecticut state Supreme Court has denied a request from the anti-gay Family Institute of Connecticut to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Which is, of course, good news for those who like it...

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04/10/2006

UConn gays to smooch the Scalia away

When Supreme Court Justice Anontin Scalia comes to their campus this week to teach a few courses and deliver a speech, the members of the University of Connecticut's Lambda Law Society will protest the gay-unfriendly justice's visit by holding a...

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03/21/2006

CT: GLAD argues gay marriage ban is illegal; 80's: HEFTY argued GLAD was 'wimpy, wimpy, wimpy'

In Connecticut today, the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) argued on behalf of eight gay couples that the state's marriage laws are illegal, while assistant AG Jane Rosenberg defended the current ban on gay marriage. It remains to...

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02/09/2006

FIC seeks to muddy lawsuit's waters

The queer nuptials foes at The Family Institute of Connecticut are asking the state Supreme Court to let them intervene in a lawsuit in which seven gay couples are seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. In keeping with the judicial meddling...

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01/26/2006

Another gay student, another bias claim

Keeping with today's apparent theme of students alleging that their colleges booted them on the basis of their homo-gaeity, we've now learned of another pupil who's claiming that his school, the Univ. of Bridgeport, ousted him because he likes boys....

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12/08/2005

Coulter on frightening possibility of queer offspring

After dastardly young liberals wrecked her speech last night at the University of Connecticut, that grand doyenne of conservative punditry, Ann Coulter (pic.), reportedly shared the following exchange with a student in the audience: One student asked what she would...

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11/02/2005

Report: Scant number of CT's gays have gotten quasi-hitched

Reports coming out of Connecticut indicate that very few of the state's same-sex couples are taking advantage of the newly enacted law allowing for the 'almost marriage, but not quite, but it's still something, though it's not matrimony, so don't...

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10/03/2005

Pop Quiz: Scenes from a Connecticut protest edition

Our friend Andy at Towleroad is running this picture from a weekend festivity in Connecticut: Our question to you, dear readers: Are these smooth shaven men: a) Celebrating the lovely Fall weather by spinning around in gay abandonment in some...

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09/29/2005

Does 'nearly married' mean 'fully insured?'

According to an AP report, there is some confusion among Connecticut businesses as to what benefits they'll be required to offer "civil-unioned" same-sex couples, once such "almost-marriages" become legal in the state this Saturday. According to us, the bosses best...

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09/26/2005

Goin' to Connecticut and we're gonna get civil unioned

This Saturday (Oct. 1), Connecticut will become the second U.S. state to almost kinda-sorta let gays get close to hitched nearly, when they begin offering civil unions to same-sex duos. Keeping with the official tone of the quasi-nuptials, CT gay...

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07/29/2005

CT gays fight to have civil unions bumped to marriage status

Eight couples in Connecticut are challenging the state's recent legalization of civil unions, as full fledged, grown up, equal marriage is what they seek. The couples filed a brief in New Haven Superior Court Thursday, which to put it briefly,...

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05/02/2005

Discrimicratican Party rising to power in CT?

Brian Brown, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, says he is just as angry with the state's Republican lawmakers who recently voted in favor of civil unions as he is with those pesky equality-favoring Democrats who took the...

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04/20/2005

CT Civil Union Update

The CT Senate has given final approval to a bill that would open up civil unions to the state's gay couples. The measure now needs only the approval of Gov. Jodi Rell, who has indicated that she will indeed sign....

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04/07/2005

CT civil unions reach the one-yard line

The Connecticut House is expected to pass legislation today that would grant gay couples in the state the right to have themselves a civil union. Yesterday, the Senate passed the 'mo-friendly bill by an encouraging margin of 27-9, and early...

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02/24/2005

Going to the chapel and we're gonna get "civil unioned"

On Wednesday, The Connecticut Legislature's Judiciary Committee voted 25-13, in favor of legislation that would create a civil unions system. One of those voting against the measure was Sen. Mary Ann Handley, although her reasons for doing so are not...

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02/07/2005

Warning: CT under attack!!!

Connecticut's battle over same-sex unions is set to resume at the Capitol today, with the state's gay rights activists saying they will not settle for same sex unions - marriage is what they seek. Afterall, same-sex marriage is legal in...

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