Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell ain’t happy about today’s gay marriage win. The politico, who in 2005 signed civil unions into law, today released a statement decrying the state Supreme Court’s decision, which said civil unions were unconstitutional:
I disagree with today’s State Supreme Court ruling but as governor, I will uphold it. I continue to believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
I also believe that the historic civil union law that I proudly signed in 2005 is equitable and just. We were the first state to enact such a law through legislative action and not a court mandate.
Though she doesn’t approve – and says the ruling doesn’t “reflect” her constituents’ views – Rell made clear that she will not support any efforts to reverse the ruling. She also thinks any fight would fail, which is good to hear.