“Mayor DeStefano supports full equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. He supports marriage equality for same-sex couples because he understands that Connecticut should treat all its citizens fairly and equally,” said Executive Director, Anne Stanback. “He has been a leader in supporting the LGBT community as mayor of New Haven, and we know he will be an active leader and supporter as Governor of Connecticut. For that reason we are proud to endorse him today.”
“I am honored to be the first gubernatorial candidate ever endorsed by Love Makes a Family,” said DeStefano. “I believe that all Americans deserve equal rights and the politics of division practiced by the national Republican Party is destructive to our democracy and is frankly, un-American. We need a governor who is going to stand-up to President Bush and his agenda, not support him. Whether it’s supporting ultra-conservative anti-choice and anti-gay candidates for the state legislature, benefiting from fundraisers with President Bush, or helping the President maintain control of congress, Gov. Rell stands on the wrong side.”
Is gay marriage even an issue in this race? Civil Unions haven't received much attention since they passed, and while it isn't gay marriage Rell did sign the bill. I'm not sure if the general population cares one way or the other. Worse still, I'm not sure that the public would make a distinction between Rell's view and DeStefano's.
Stanback, Anne. "Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee Endorses Mayor DeStefano". Press Release. 9/27/06