STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ About 2,500 people, including 1,900 youth, are gathering at the University of Connecticut for what’s being billed as the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth conference in the country.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appeared at the opening session of the two-day event, organized by True Colors, a Hartford-based nonprofit group that advocates for youth.

Malloy told the crowd about his support of equal rights over the years. As mayor of Stamford, he testified before the General Assembly in favor of civil unions and same-sex marriage. He has also performed same-sex marriage ceremonies as a justice of peace. In 2008, gay and lesbian couples were allowed to marry in Connecticut following a state Supreme Court ruling.

Same-sex marriage advocates endorsed Malloy for governor in last year’s election.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. I thought Governor Malloy claimed to be a Roman Catholic. Do Roman Catholics endorse same-sex marriage and perform same-sex marriage ceremonies?

  2. Rachel Conlin McLeod says:

    Proves that even if Gov. Malloy is Roman Catholic, he still believes that all persons are equal and deserving of fairness and equal rights and that he can seperate his religious views from what it ultimately appropriate for a secular population that transcends the religious doctrines of any one denomination. Human rights should be the universal doctrine, not one narrow view of a religious ideology.

  3. Sheepdog says:

    Well I guess Connecticut can claim to be the home of the fruits, flakes and nuts on the east coast while Claifornia can hold the honors on the left coast.

    1. David says:

      Sheepdog– GO LICK YOURSELF!

      1. Sheepdog says:


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