CT Gov Rell Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage Ruling


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.