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Monday, March 26, 2007

Judiciary Committee live blogging at MLN

Today is an important day for those individuals fighting for same-sex marriage rights. Today at the State Capitol the Judiciary Committee is currently holding a public hearing where several people are testifying in support or opposition towards H.B. (House Bill) 7395: An Act Concerning Marriage Equality and S.B (Senate Bill) 1449: An Act concerning the recognition of legal unions from other states and jurisdictions.
Here's a basic run-down of H.B. 7395:
HB: 7395 would authorize persons of the same sex to enter into marriage. It removes the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman and redefines marriage as the legal union of two persons

As you could imagine, there are many people across the state who are keeping a close eye on this bill and there are hundreds of people watching the hearing at the State Capitol right now (the public has spilled over to three other overflow rooms). I think it's safe to assume that this hearing will be the lead story on the local news tonight.

For those who are not by a television, you can watch the public hearing online at CT-N. You can also read the rough transcript of today's proceedings at the live blog open thread at My Left Nutmeg.

I'll provide video highlights of today's testimony later this evening.

UPDATE: The blogoshpere is burning up over this hearing right now and a new open thread needed to created on MLN due to the high volume of comments.