Skip to comments.Conn. House and Senate Pass Gay Marriage Bill; Rell Will Sign It
Posted on 04/22/2009 8:58:26 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
The state House of Representatives passed the gay marriage bill late Wednesday night - codifying the State Supreme Court's controversial decision that legalized gay marriage in Connecticut. The House voted, 100 to 44, several hours after the state Senate had voted, 28 to 7, to approve the codification. Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell says she will sign the bill into law. The bill was supported on the House and Senate floors by the two co-chairmen of the legislature's judiciary committee - Rep. Michael P. Lawlor of East Haven in the House and Sen. Andrew McDonald of Stamford in the Senate.
Senate roll call.
this bill does not balance anything
“The state Senate this evening approved a measure that supporters say balances the rights of gay couples with those who hold religious objections to same-sex marriage.
The vote came after nearly three hours of often impassioned debate. Strictly speaking, lawmakers were voting on a bill that implements the landmark state Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.
But opponents of gay marriage, including the Roman Catholic Church and the Family Institute of Connecticut, had sought legal protections for business owners and organizations that oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds. Clergy opposed to gay unions were already exempt.”
This will result in the persecution of those with religious beliefs. This is tyranny.
Another excellent example of the total uselessness of a RINO governor
Meghan McCain says the GOP needs to ditch the Religious Right. Jodi Rell has 70% approval ratings in CT. Perhaps Meghan McCain will promote Jodi Rell for President as an alternative to Sarah Palin.
We are witnessing the beginning of the end of the U.S.
How long, O, Lord.
what in the bloody heck is happening to this country... I know God is Soveriegn but jeeze...everyday something else drives me further and further into depression
Unreal!When I was in high school in the early 80’s,AIDS was just coming to everyone’s attention.Now,a SINGLE generation later,the very lifestyle that caused and spread AIDS in this country is being affirmed,(and in some cases celebrated) by the courts and our representatives in public office.This is insanity!
You can classify me as a conservative atheist that does not like anything McRINO...and loves Palin and her family. I voted for her, not Juan.
I love people having the freedom to support their values, even if I disagree on some parts. I love my country and I love our founders’ principles.
GOP split 6 to 6 in Senate.
The 6 yeas ... several have Congressional ambitions.
perhaps they can go find some gay radicals to do door-to-door work for them.
they are permanently tainted.
Dred not - God is still in charge and His day is coming - we just don’t know the time, but we can be sure of the outcome.
Here’s a look into the future for ALL 50 states if Obama,Pelosi,and their ilk get the Defense of Marriage Act repealed,as they are on record as saying they want to do.
(Caution-some of the material is GRAPHIC!)
i pray that the good Americans that live in the 38 normal states will react to all this by continuing to give constitutional protection for traditional marriage.
the radicals are 1 vote short on the SCOTUS.
I fail to see the appeal of living in a nation with essentially two Democratic parties and no true conservative, moral party.
Mike Lawlor is a deranged pervert who must be defeated. East Haven is one of the few conservative enclaves on the CT shoreline. surely this homo Christophobe can be defeated.
Waiting for Texas or Alaska to secede...
those 6 conservatives in the Senate have a bright future ... we’ve been losing the battle at the grassroots level.
Caligiuri for Senate 2010 vs. Dodd.
waiting for NY to secede. Federal troops will crush the rebellion.
Even the concept of “codifying the court decision” was a sign of no backbone. Basically, the Conn. legislature bent over and allowed the courts to violate them.
And you can bet this will spread across the country.
the was nothing in the court decision that asked the legislature to “codify it’s decision”. it was weirdly worded opinion and an excuse by the legislature to do this.
We shouldn’t get so focused on gay marriage that we forget the Ten Commandments.
“so focused on gay marriage”
Nobody on this site is “so focused on gay marriage”. On Wednesday, it was the Conn. state legislature that was so focused on gay marriage. And, yes, they forgot the Ten Commandments.
“We shouldn’t ..”
Who exactly do you mean by “We”?
Oh goodness, was there a bitch slap fight??? Let's go to the video... how queer!
Or having a successful civil war happen, at some point in the future. The majority of non-leftists must seriously come together and then actually have either a successful revolution or a successful civil war, if this country is ever going to seriously be a capitalistic country again. Anything less than this and leftists will just keep on being in complete control of everything important politically. If “leftists v.s. non-leftists” ends up even going global, than the final result may be even better for non-leftists, if they actually do win.
Another evidence about what is wrong with the Republican party today.
well the queers win again
I appreciate the irony of your tag line, I really do. The reality of your comment is, of course, as I'm sure you're aware, is that now that GWB is gone, the American people will die in their sleep, and not from natural causes. God help us.
How gay is that??
..and to think Connecticut is called the Constitution State!
which one would they be referring to? the EU model?
Not cool. Admin pinged.
If you received a call that someone you loved was stricken with a serious illness, you would not whisper a quick, Bless her, Lord and move on. No! You would fall to your kneesheart heavy in your chestpleading with God to restore her health. We should respond similarly when our countrys health is compromised: we should pray as fervently for our land and her leaders as we would for a dangerously ill friend.
King Solomon was warned of the peril to his nation if the people ceased honoring the Lord. God explained what Israel was to do in such a state of turmoil. First, the people were to humbly admit their need for the Lords intervention. Second, they were expected to cry out to Him from hearts burdened for the countrys situation. And third, those seeking a renewal of Gods blessing upon Israel were to undergo a time of personal confession and repentance.
The Lords word to Israel contains principles that are also relevant for us in modern times. Those who are called by His namein other words, the body of believershave a duty to intercede on behalf of their country when it is ailing. Christians who want God to hear prayers, forgive national sins, and heal their homeland are wise to follow the steps He laid out to Solomon.
Your nation needs your prayers. As you become aware of unhealthy trends and decisions, start with a personal heart cleansing: confess and repent of any known sin (1 John 1:9). Then cry out to our heavenly Father for the return of a vibrant, God-fearing culture.
FROM IN TOUCH MINISTRIES...DR. CHARLES STANLEY.
We live in a Godless Country....we are the minority. But do not let your heart be troubled, set your eyes on God and speak his truth.....know his truth....and teach your children of God’s truth and everlasting love. The media has convinced America...we are bigots and Christianity is bigotry...we WILL be persecuted. Your family, neighbors and friends will turn on you, be ready God has already warned us. Did you believe him? We can fight, but God will win and he has set the stage...not them. Be faithful! Be ready in season and out to explain your faith.
God Bless....know your God...know your Bible....start getting out of debt to man. Owe no one but God!
I’m for it , the south, midwest and AK should say to the north east see ya.
we then can get rid of all liberals, homosexuals and illegals out of our country and send them to their liberal hell hole
Yes, thanks for reminder.
Sometimes my faith is all I have. But it’s enough.
lets face It the north east is gone, totally gone, next will be NH,ME and they are still trying to get it in NY where the court said no last time
anything north of VA has gone really.,sad as it is the homosexuals moved into those areas, get kids to brainwash and then infiltrate churches by pretending to be normal
it is only till they have developed a friendship with some in the church they then tell them they are queer, that they just love each other, they are just want to be left alone etc
Course those in the church buy it as they seemed normal for the last few months. They then tell others that they have no problem with homosexuals as they know one.
How many times have you heard , well I know a homo and they are nice they just love their partner
maybe next time they should go to their freak parades and see how these homos really act
next stop will be homo adoption, teaching of homosexuality iN schools.
They have this sham marriage by the senate but it does not mean they are married.
in my eyes and many others including my kids marriage is between a man and a woman
Here in my state the liberal legislature passed civil unions last week because we have a DOMA. However, there is already talk of this being a “first step” and next year they will find a way to institute homo marriage. And, I have no doubt that they will.
We are witnessing the perfect storm.
Decades of Fabian socialism coming to a head.
Combined with decades of destroying America from within (Gramci’s plan).
Combined with foreign forces gathering their strength and enmity against us.
Combined with a communist in the White House as an “enabler” of all these gathering forces to destroy us once and for all. Stock up on precious metal (gold, silver, lead), seeds, water, food. Try to have an alternative spot of land way the hell away from all populated areas to move to, and learn to raise your own food. If this country is to survive, it will be saved by those who are independent and who have a functioning network amongst themselves and who adhere to traditional American values.
What he said.
The problem with relying on that is depending on how the USSC views this type of legislation. If the USSC views this as a fundamental civil right, ALL states will be forced to recognize the gay marriages performed in other states.
The blather continues that “the sky hasn’t fallen in Massachusetts.” Indeed. It’s worse than that.