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Location: Massachusetts, United States

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

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.


Blogger Mass Marrier said...

So how do we grease a slippery slope?

The Connecticut Senate caved to the House and added DoMA wording. It's bad enough that they stopped at civil unions instead of marriage. Now, how do you clear out the underbrush of one man/one woman?

You'd think that they just have to see that civil unions or same-sex marriage has no bad effects. But they could have seen that close up from Vermont and Massachusetts experiences.

You used to be able to blame the WWII crowd. Now will it take all the Boomers dying off for the by-then middle aged Gen-X and Gen-Y folk to say, "What was all the fuss about?"?

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