Thursday, September 22, 2005

CT to Recognize VT Civil Unions

More evidence that the national compromise on same-sex marriage likely will look like the VT civil union law--Connecticut will recognize VT civil unions, but not Massachusetts' same-sex marriages, according to VPR. Connecticut will soon be granting civil unions itself.

Most pro gay marriage people are most interested in securing the legal protections that marriage confers, while most anti gay marriage people are primarily concerned about maintaining the cultural-religious-legal construct of marriage as they have seen it bequeathed down the ages. I think that the civil union solution actually does that quite nicely, and if it is seen not to disrupt the institution of heterosexual marriage for any length of time, I think objections will slowly fall away as it is adopted in state after state.

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