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romantico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:41 AM
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Connecticut Bill Would Update Law For Same-Sex Marriages
HARTFORD, Conn. As Connecticut lawmakers consider updating state law to conform with a court ruling that allows same-sex marriages, opponents of gay marriage fear their effort will go too far to promote homosexuality.

The legislators' work is spurred by last year's state Supreme Court decision that concluded same-sex couples have the right to wed in Connecticut. The state's 2005 civil union law doesn't give same-sex couples equal status of married heterosexual couples, the court said.

The General Assembly's judiciary committee is considering a bill to remove gender references in current state laws and transform same-sex civil unions into legally recognized marriages as of October 2010. The bill was the subject of a committee hearing Friday.

The measure also would strip language from a 1991 state anti-discrimination law that says Connecticut does not condone gay marriage and will not set quotas for hiring gay workers or encourage teaching in school about same-sex lifestyles. Some lawmakers consider the language outdated and unnecessary.

The proposal to delete that language has upset opponents, who think the court ruling could be used to affect social policy in other matters such as school curricula.

The Family Institute of Connecticut, which calls the court ruling undemocratic, said on its Web site that changing the 1991 law "goes beyond mere legislative housekeeping."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/06/connecticut-bi...
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:59 AM
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1. "promote homosexuality."
I find that phrase hilarious in a way. Next time you see a car commercial, just replace the names of the different models of cars with the words, "gay" or "lesbian." That's what that phrase makes me think of every single time I hear it. I can just hear the slogan at the end of a local car commercial now, "Get yer Toyota Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals at rock bottom prices! No reasonable offer refused! We will not be undersold! That's this year's models, folks! We're dealin'!"

Is that what gay people, who are asking for civil rights, look like to straight people?

I want my 30 second spot to air during Medium. Me, sitting here at my computer PWN and PUI with my cat in my lap. I'm sure they can airbrush the fireplace I wish I had into the shot somehow. Tell me that wouldn't make for a great promotional spot!
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:45 AM
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2. Yeah, I want to smack people who use that...
...it makes absolutely no sense except to the tiny minds that use it.
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