Objections…

“Justices of the peace in Connecticut can refuse to perform a civil union just as they can opt not to do a wedding… Because not every community collects data, there are no official numbers on how many will or will not perform civil unions, which provide virtually the same legal rights as marriage in the state. But it is clear that there is a significant difference between the numbers of justices of the peace who will officiate at weddings between a man and woman, and same-sex unions. Stratford reports that 15 of its 41 justices of the peace have specified they will perform civil unions, while Milford and Ansonia each name 17 of 24 as willing, according to their respective town clerk offices.” [Boston Globe]