October 11, 2008

Connecticut Supreme Court Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

Gay Marriage in Connecticut
"Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice."
“Although marriage and civil unions do embody the same legal rights under our law, they are by no means equal.  The former is an institution of transcendent historical, cultural and social significance, whereas the latter is not.”
JUSTICE RICHARD N. PALMER, joined by Justices Flemming L. Norcott Jr., Joette Katz and Lubbie Harper of the Connecticut Supreme Court, writing for the majority in a 5-4 ruling.

Soon to be married Janet Peck says:
“I so look forward to the day when I can take this woman’s hand, look deeply into her eyes and pledge my deep love and support and commitment to her in marriage."

[via nytimes]

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