In a comment, reader Pat Trick, alerted me to this article in the Hartford Courant which noted that only about 3,000 opponents of the state’s civil union law showed up at a protest of this groundbreaking legislation.
This a pretty pathetic turnout, especially since many of those there were bused in from out of state. Pat Trick also observed a number of cars parked near the rally with out-of-state license plates.
This limited opposition seems to be a sign that a broad consensus of the citizens of the Nutmeg State are comfortable with the actions’ of their state’s legislature. And a sign perhaps that the Connecticut legislation may be a model for other states. It may not be a perfect, but it’s one huge step on the right direction.