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Key Votes

SB 899 - Same-Sex Marriage - Key Vote

Connecticut Key Votes

Elizabeth Esty voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Elizabeth Esty made in this general time period.

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Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Signed by Governor Jodi Rell
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (100-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that redefines "marriage" as the legal union of two persons, guaranteeing equal protection under the law for same-sex couples.

Highlights:
-Exempts members of the clergy from joining persons in marriage if it violates their right to free exercise of religion (Sec. 7). -Grants people in civil unions the same benefits, protection, and responsibilities as married people under the law (Sec. 10). -Allows civil unions that have not been dissolved or annulled before October 1, 2010 to be recognized as legal marriages (Sec. 12).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that redefines "marriage" as the legal union of two persons, guaranteeing equal protection under the law for same-sex couples.

Highlights:
-Exempts members of the clergy from joining persons in marriage if it violates their right to free exercise of religion (Sec. 7). -Grants people in civil unions the same benefits, protection, and responsibilities as married people under the law (Sec. 10). -Allows civil unions that have not been dissolved or annulled before October 1, 2010 to be recognized as legal marriages (Sec. 12).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Same-Sex Marriage

Committee Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Beth Bye (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomasina Clemons (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Ann Handley (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hector Luis Robles (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
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