Something under half a loaf
Yahoo tells us:
"Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed into law a bill that will afford same-sex couples in Connecticut many of the rights and privileges of married couples (emphasis added)...."
'"I have said all along that I believe in no discrimination of any kind and I think that this bill accomplishes that, while at the same time preserving the traditional language that a marriage is between a man and a woman," Rell said.'
You've come a long way, baby! In 2005, homophobia is an gender-neutral disorder, and political doublespeak fits as well (or ill) into the mouth of a female as a male governor. I can just image what she might have said a century ago whilst enacting Jim Crow laws.