Possible Legislative Action Today on Marriage in Connecticut
March 30, 2009
Our friends at Love Makes a Family in Connecticut asked us to spread the word about this important legislative activity in Hartford: The Connecticut legislature’s Judiciary Committee is voting today Monday, March 30 on the marriage codification bill SB 899: An Act Implementing the Guarantee of Equal Protection under the Constitution of the State for Same-Sex Couples. Although marriage equality is here to stay in Connecticut, the bill is important: It would finally remove demeaning anti-gay language from CT statutes, provide a means for merging civil unions and marriages by October 2010, and provide for recognition of marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships from other states. The meeting began at 12 noon in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building. We have been told that at least one committee member will try to introduce hostile amendments to provide unconstitutional religious exemptions. Get hearing updates on www.twitter.com/lmfct. For more information, visit http://www.lmfct.org/ You can also take action here: http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/ctsb899 ***UPDATE - 5:50 pm: The Love Makes a Family Twitter feed is reporting that SB 899, legislation to codify marriage equality under Connecticut state law, was passed by the Connecticut Senate Judiciary Committee, 40-10, without amendments containing unconstitutional religious exemptions!
May 20, 2013