Okay, So the Stock Market is Crashing…

Going To the Chapel...

Going To the Chapel...

but even in the darkest times, there’s a light.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making that state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions.

The court ruled 4-3 that gay and lesbian couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry under the state constitution, and Connecticut’s civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Justices overturned a lower court ruling and found in favor of the plaintiffs, who said the state’s marriage law discriminates against them because it applies only to heterosexual couples, therefore denying gay couples the financial, social and emotional benefits of marriage.

Eight same-sex couples sued in 2004, saying their constitutional rights to equal protection and due process were violated when they were denied marriage licenses.

Bravo, Connecticut Supreme Court, bravo! Thank you for recognizing the rights of our GLBT friends and family to love and marry whomever they choose.

May more states lead the way on this important issue, and may the federal government soon realize that preventing loving couples from marrying is barbaric and cruel, and unworthy of the country we aspire to be.

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3 responses to “Okay, So the Stock Market is Crashing…

  1. “soon realize that preventing loving couples from marrying is barbaric and cruel…..”

    that’s quite a reach – doesn’t fit the world is just one big village view either, nice nice kissy kissy stuff, not when you look at the aggressive, demanding economies of India and China: 2.5 billion worth of hetrosexual,non abortion cultures that are putting our children in 3rd world status and will leave them there. You’ve got your priorities on the wrong burner of the stove, to be sexist about it.

  2. Jeez, goesh, women can multitask. Just trying to focus on something positive.

  3. I have several friends who have “tied the knot” in MA since gay marriage became legal. it has been wonderful to share in their joy. I really can’t understand why heterosexual people are so afraid that their own relationships are going to be diminished in any way. Although I would like to see gay marriage made legal through federal law, it’s at least making its way through state by state. Now if only more cases could make it to the state supreme courts. I think we know of some people who would like to see NC follow soon.