Friday, October 10, 2008

connecticut recognizes marriage equality

Today, Connecticut became the third state to recognize marriage equality by allowing same-sex couples to marry there.
Today, the Connecticut Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision and ruled that same-sex couples enjoy the same right to marry as different-sex couples under the state constitution. The court ruled that it is a violation of the state constitution to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, and that it is not enough to provide rights to gay and lesbian couples through a separate system of civil unions.
Congratulations to those in Connecticut who have been working for and waiting for this momentous day. We only hope that more states will join California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts in granting marriage rights to all of their residents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bet your friend Wendy Davis' campaign manager the past political director of the gay and lesbian victory fund is having a great time at Best Frinds club, huh.