Saturday, October 11, 2008

Gay Marriage Legal in Connecticut

Yesterday the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples have a right to marry. Connecticut has now joined California and Massachusetts in allowing gay marriages.

The New York Times reports:

The ruling, which cannot be appealed and is to take effect on Oct. 28, held that a state law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples, and a civil union law intended to provide all the rights and privileges of marriage to same-sex couples, violated the constitutional guarantees of equal protection under the law.

Striking at the heart of discriminatory traditions in America, the court — in language that often rose above the legal landscape into realms of social justice for a new century — recalled that laws in the not-so-distant past barred interracial marriages, excluded women from occupations and official duties, and relegated blacks to separate but supposedly equal public facilities...

Read the whole article here.

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