“It’s the law now and I don’t have any choice except to abide by it,” said state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat who has represented the 31st District since 1992.
Colapietro said he “never voted for” gay marriage because “neither my heart or my stomach would let me vote for marriage between a man and a man and a woman and a woman.”
But, he said, now that court has ruled, he agrees with Gov. Jodi Rell that there’s no alternative except to honor the decision.
Colapietro said that judges “don’t have to answer to anybody” and that the holding might have been different if judges were elected rather than appointed.
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