Friday, October 10, 2008

Who says they can't be just as miserable as the rest of us....legally?



Some days I'm actually proud to live in Connecticut. Once again, our laws reflect the constitutionality of an issue, and not the religious righteousness that all too often permeates the political and social discourse in this country.



Connecticut court overturns gay marriage ban
REUTERS
Reuters North American News Service

Oct 10, 2008 10:38 EST
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Connecticut Supreme Court overturned a ban on same-sex marriage Friday in a victory for gay-rights advocates that will allow couples to marry in the New England state.
The court found that the state's law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation.
Connecticut is now the third state in the country to allow gay marriage, following neighboring Massachusetts, the first state to allow it, and California.
Connecticut already permitted same-sex civil unions that grant largely the same state rights as to married couples, but lack the full, federal legal protections of marriage.
(Reporting by Svea Herbst-Bayliss)

3 comments:

Bio Fool said...

i think that that it is a pretty good thing. i mean i dont see why people make such a big deal about this issue. its really not that bad and it shouldnt matter who they like and i f they dont like it then they should just get over themselves and deal. everyubody has their right to do wat they want and they deserve to marry each other if they really want to.

Anonymous said...

gay,straight,bi-tri, whatever. If you are living your life and not causing anybody any grief and misery, then why the hell shouldn't you have the right to be fully married, legally or otherwise to anybody you want so long as everyone concerned is an adult.The whole basis of marriage being 'between one man and one woman' is strictly a religious definition. Let a civil definition be what the law determines is a marriage. I think it is simply two adults who want to be together. B.F.

Web Dunce said...

Tri?