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Thursday, April 07, 2005

State Senate Passes Civil Unions Bill Easily: The Blue State Blues

To the surprise of no one, our State Senate approved legislation which would make Connecticut the first state to pass civil unions for same-sex couples without court action. The vote was 27-9.

The most comprehensive report is probably the Courant's, found here.

A vote is expected in the House perhaps as early as next week. Action as well as prayer is required. More on this later...

You may call this just another case of the "blue state blues," but we can't help noticing that on the day before this vote, Kansas voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to their state constitution which would ban same-sex marriage and "civil unions." Some 18 states have passed similar measures. Still, wire reports would rather focus on Federal court action which gay rights activists hope will nullify the vote. Is there any life left in the concept of government "by the people?"

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