The state of Connecticut's General Assembly voted late Wednesday night to change the definition of marriage to be the legal union of two people, instead of a man and a woman. The Assembly vote enshrines in law a 2008 decision by the state Supreme Court that legalized same-sex "marriage."
The bill passed 28-7 in the Senate and 100-44 in the House of Representatives.
Governor Rell had stated in early 2007 that she would veto any same-sex "marriage" legislation that came across her desk, saying the existing civil unions law "covered the concerns that have been raised."
However, after the bill passed a spokesman for the governor said she would sign the bill, which she did earlier today.
The bill will change all previously contracted civil unions into "marriages" as of Oct. 1, 2010, unless they have previously been annulled or dissolved.
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