Friday, November 24, 2006

Will Connecticut Legalize Marriage?

Will Connecticut be the next state to legalize gay marriage?

After seven states in this month's mid-term elections voted to limit marriage between a man and a woman there's a bit of hope for this small New England state: A brief was filed this week claiming Connecticut’s refusal to allow same-sex couples to marry violates gay people's constitutional rights to equal protection to all citizens.

Last March a senior attorney at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders filed a brief that was dismissed stating that Connecticut currently has civil unions - marriage is not needed.

Will the Supreme Court now hear the case?

3 comments:

Will said...

New York is moving toward some kind of marriage bill also. It's all in the liberal Northeast, but if Connecticut (one of the "richest" states in the union ) and New York (one of the most populous and influential) were both to get same-sex marriage, it would be a major statement.

Sorted Lives said...

I agree with Will. That would be a huge step. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Donnie said...

I hope all goes well in Connecticut.