Sunday, April 26, 2009

Connecticut Allows Gay Marriage

After ten years, the General Assembly legalizes gay marriage in Connecticut. The Governor of Connecticut, M. Jodi Rell should be signing the bill in to law on Wednesday, even though she believes marriage should remain between a man and a woman. Connecticut's previous law accepted gay marriage as a civil union and gave them the same rights as a man and a woman, but this new law will recognize gay marriage. The state law in Connecticut now defines marriage as the union between two people.
Connecticut is the fourth state to allow gay marriage, along with Iowa, Massachusetts, and Vermont. Now, Connecticut must make sure that gay couples also follow the same laws as straight couples.
To make religious followers happy the government has made it legal to deny any service to gay couples such as goods, receptions, and other religious services to gay couples. The government wanted to not only ensure the rights of the Constitution for gay couples, but they also wanted to make sure that they maintain the free exercise of religion as well. An executive director at the Family Institute of Connecticut is happy that this addition has been made to the bill because it does not only address one group of pepople on ne side of the problem. This bill also changed the language of a 1991 anti- discrimination law from not condoning any homosexual, bisexual, or any other related activity, to the teaching of and establishing a quota for gay individuals.
Although I do not agree with gay marriage and I think that it is against the intended purposes of marriage and most religions, the government and other individual who are only mere human beings as well, should never have the right to determine what someone can and cannot do in their life, especially if it makes them happy. There are some people who do not believe in religion and think that Christianity is a man made religion. Why should someone else suffer because another human being has made a rule that gay marriage is not right. I think that on matters like gay marriage, abortion, and death, the government has no right to tell someone what they can and cannot do. The major issue with gay marriage is that it goes against most religions, well I think that the consequences of someones actions should be left up to them, because it is their life, and they are the ones who will have to deal with the consequences in the present and after life.
I also think the Perez Hilton's response to Miss California's

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">question was immature and completely uncalled for. Miss California was asked a question and did exactly what she was supposed to do. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I do not think that there was anything wrong with what she said. The great thing about America is that we are allowed to express our opinions and as long as she gave her opinion in a respectful and non- judgmental way,I think that there was nothing wrong with what she said. For Perez Hilton to call her various disrespectful names was immature. It has also been said that she most likely would have won Miss America if she would have answered the question in a way that the gay community would have liked. I think that if she would have gave the answered that certain people would have wanted her to give, just to win the crown she would have been fake and not true to herself and her values. I would rather stick to my values and morals than to say what someone else wants me to say. I think that Miss California is a very strong woman for giving her opinion and sticking to it.

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