The one day when I don’t check the news regularly comes the biggest positive news for gay men and lesbians in a long time. This afternoon, Connecticut’s Republican governor, 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.”
This is huge. This good Republican is the first Governor in U.S. History to sign such a bill — without being forced to by the courts. Log Cabin President Patrick Guerriero was quick to praise Governor Rell. On this one at least, LCR and this blog are on the same page.
I will have much to say about this, hopefully as soon as this evening. I cannot underestimate the significance of this move. Let me repeat. This is huge, bigger than many of us realize or many of our leaders acknowledge. I’m glad to see that LCR noted in the sub-head to its press release that this legislation is historic. Their use of that word suggests that LCR understands its significance.
And it’s that significance that I will address anon, but first I must dine with a reader of this blog currently visiting LA.
I expect this blog to do something to help further this good Governor’s reelection.
Way to go, Nutmeg State!!!
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com
UPDATE; As of 7 PM PST (10 PM GayPatriot blog time), I have scoured conservative blogs (as many as I could in the short time I have) and only PoliPundit has taken note of this significant move. And neither HRC or NGLTF has issued a release on the good news from the Nutmeg State.