Connecticut Bill Withdrawn; Noon Rally at State Capitol to Feature Bishops

Knights of Columbus
March 10, 2009

On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, the co-chairmen of the Connecticut Judiciary Committee, announced that they had decided to cancel a hearing that had been scheduled for the following day, Wednesday, March 11, on Bill 1098.

The legislators had been receiving thousands of phone calls, e-mails and letters opposing the bill from Catholics throughout the state since hearing descriptions of the bill at Mass on Sunday.

All three of Connecticut's bishops asked parishioners to generate calls and letters of protest.

With the hearing cancelled, the bishops and the Connecticut Catholic Conference have asked Catholics to meet at the Capitol Wednesday for a noon. rally against the bill, on the north steps of the State Capitol.

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