Friday, April 13, 2007

CT Judiciary Committee approves gay marriage bill

by Susan Haigh
Associated Press
Thursday Apr 12, 2007

A bill that would make Connecticut the second state in the nation to allow gay couples to marry passed its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

The Judiciary Committee voted 27-15 to approve the bill, which next goes to the House of Representatives, where its prospects are uncertain.

Two years ago, Connecticut approved civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, granting them all of the state rights and privileges of married couples. But gay rights advocates called on the legislature to take the final step this session and allow gay couples to marry...

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