Marriage Target Date In CT Is Nov. 10

The Hartford Courant
October 28, 2008
The Conn. Supreme Court officially publishes its marriage decision today. If no parties in the case ask the justices to reconsider within 10 days, the case will go to the Superior Court, which could issue instructions for marriage licenses to start being issued to gay couples by Nov. 10. [Link]
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Justices welcome marriage equality

New Britain Herald
October 25, 2008
Justices of the peace from throughout the state of Connecticut discussed their excitement to marry same-sex couples, during their annual conference, held at Durham Town Hall. (Link)

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CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT DECISION: Full Marriage Equality! Next, New Hampshire?

Blue Hampshire
October 10, 2008
New Hampshire Representative Jim Splaine writes following the CT marriage decision, "I am introducing a bill to provide for full marriage equality for the New Hampshire State Legislature in 2009." (Link)
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Marriage ruling has ‘beautiful observations’

The New Haven Register
October 15, 2008
"Quoting from the 1967 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia, our court writes that the freedom to marry 'has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men and women.'" [Link]
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OPINION: My Wedding Ring

The New York Times
October 15, 2008
"With great joy, I decided to put my wedding ring back on my finger this past weekend. I had stopped wearing my ring because I was slightly embarrassed to live in a state where people like my sister couldn’t marry the people they love..." [Link]
The author of this piece is Ian Ayres, husband of Freedom to Marry Steering Committee member Jennifer Gerarda Brown.

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Marriage Actually

The New Republic
October 13, 2008
Richard Just writes, "Over the weekend, I read the Connecticut Supreme Court's gay marriage decision. It's actually a rather moving document: a cogent defense of gay rights that efficiently demolishes the chief arguments against marriage equality, while offering what struck me as a reasonable defense of judicial intervention in the matter." [Link]
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And Connecticut Makes Three: The State’s Highest Court Declares Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

FindLaw's Writ
October 14, 2008
"Connecticut's ruling is similar to the ones in Massachusetts and California, though in subtle ways it is also stronger... But these distinctions are minor; it's fair to treat all three of these cases as standing for the same principle: When it comes to marriage, separate is not equal. " [Link]
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No residency requirement for same-sex couples to wed in Connecticut

The Republican-American
October 14, 2008
"The decision becomes official on Oct. 28. The trial court must then enter the Supreme Court's order before same-sex couples can marry here, however. This is expected to take 10 days or slightly longer. Once this bit of legal housekeeping is wrapped up, same-sex couples won't have to wait longer than it takes to get a marriage license to wed here." [Link]
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A Majority In Connecticut Poll Backs Marriage Ruling

Hartford Courant
October 14, 2008
Fifty-three percent of Connecticut residents support Friday's historic ruling by the state Supreme Court that legalizes gay marriage, while 42 percent of residents polled said they do not. [Link]
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Comment by Evan Wolfson on Connecticut

Google: Comments by People in the News
October 13, 2008
Evan Wolfson discusses the importance of the Connecticut decision and writes, "Seeing a third state move now to end exclusion to marriage should further encourage Californians voting this November to reject an anti-gay ballot-measure that would eliminate the fundamental right acknowledged by Connecticut." (Link)
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