Connecticut Supreme Court Rules 4-3 That Same-Sex Couples Have a Right to Marry

Leonard Link
October 10, 2008
Professor Arthur S. Leonard provides an in-depth analysis of the CT Supreme Court's decision to uphold the freedom to marry on his blog. (Link)
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Marriage Ruling Not the End of Debate in Conn.

Associated Press
October 11, 2008
Now that the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled same-sex couples have the right to wed, opponents of marriage equality are pinning their hopes on an infrequent ballot question in a longshot bid to block the unions. (Link)
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CT Marriage Ruling Ended Long Journey Of Soul

Hartford Courant
October 12, 2008
Lead plaintiffs Jody Mock and Beth Kerrigan in the Connecticut marriage case discuss their family life and feelings about the CT Supreme Court's decision to uphold the freedom to marry. (Link)
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Separate Is Not Equal

New York Times
October 10, 2008
The editorial staff writes, "With a 4-to-3 ruling on Friday that granted gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, the Connecticut Supreme Court ended a serious injustice within its own borders...The new ruling is especially timely. Californians are about to vote on a ballot initiative that in effect overturns the May ruling that gave gay people the right to marry. Its message about the unfairness of treating the relationships of same-sex couples as somehow inferior needs to be taken to heart." (Link)

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Connecticut Ends Gay Couples’ Exclusion from Marriage

Connecticut now joins California and Massachusetts as the next state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage with the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling to uphold the freedom to marry in Kerrigan and Mock v. the CT Department of Public Health.

Just like the California ruling earlier this year, the Connecticut high court understood that the only way to provide equality is through marriage. As we celebrate Connecticut, all fair-minded people need to join the effort to preserve the freedom to marry in California.

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Plaintiffs React to Connecticut Marriage Ruling

Hartford Courant
October 10, 2008
A video of Plaintiffs Beth Kerrigan and Jody Mock reacting with tears and a proposal to the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision to uphold the freedom to marry. (Link)
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Connecticut Ruling Upholds Freedom to Marry

New York Times
October 10, 2008
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, reversing a lower court decision that had concluded that the civil unions legalized in the state three years ago had offered the same rights and benefits as marriage. (Link)
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Connecticut Ends Gay Couples’ Exclusion from Marriage

Connecticut now joins California and Massachusetts as the third state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage with the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling to uphold the freedom to marry in Kerrigan and Mock v. the CT Department of Public Health.

With this ruling, our country has the opportunity to continue seeing how families are helped and no one is hurt by ending exclusion from marriage, just as other countries around the world have done.

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Group opposes constitutional convention

Connecticut Post
September 17, 2008

More than two dozen groups, from organized labor to the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, began a campaign Wednesday to oppose the November ballot question on a possible constitutional convention. (Link)

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Love Makes A Rally

New Haven Independent
September 8, 2008
Their candidate doesn’t fully support marriage equality, but that didn’t stop proponents from collecting 500 petition signatures at the Connecticut region’s Barack Obama kick-off rally. (Link)

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