Republican state House contender Jill Fitzgerald said she has gay relatives "who are dear to me" and who have "caused me to be very thoughtful about” the gay marriage issue, she said.
“It is a difficult situation. It really is,” she said.
Fitzgerald, who is running in the 77th District in northeastern Bristol, said there is a “cultural perception of marriage that it is between a man and a woman.”
That tradition ought to be honored, Fitzgerald said. Four judges shouldn’t be able “to make a decision for the entire population,” she said
She said the court’s ruling is “not a very sensitive way” to handle a culturally charged issue that will likely be resolved in a decade or two by shifting attitudes.
“It just makes people angry with one another” to have a battle arise over whether to extend marriage to gay men and women now, Fitzgerald said.
Fitzgerald said she would have preferred that the issue “have gone out to the citizens of Connecticut to vote on before a ruling was made.”
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