The Gay Delay

Fairfield County Weekly
August 27, 2008
Justin R. Long, a visiting assistant professor at University of Connecticut School of Law, says it's unlikely a ruling on Kerrigan & Mock, et al. v. Connecticut Department of Public Health would take so long if the justices were unanimous. What's more probable is a split decision, and the crafting of dissenting and/or concurring opinions is responsible for the hold up. [Link]

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Fighting A Ballot Question

Associated Press
August 20, 3008
A proposal driven mostly by groups seeking a future ban on marriage for gay couples could reopen Conn.'s constitution to allow petitions of ballot initiatives. Opponents of the measure have raised significantly more campaign funds than supporters. [Link]

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Conn. Marriage Equality Candidates Score Important Victories

New England Blade
August 14, 2008
Six pro-marriage equality candidates in Connecticut scored important victories in Tuesday’s party primary elections, making clear, said Anne Stanback, executive director of Love Makes a Family and chair of the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee, that voters in Connecticut support the idea of equality. (Link)

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Conn. Marriage Equality Candidates Score Important Victories

New England Blade
August 14, 2008
Six pro-marriage equality candidates in Connecticut scored important victories in Tuesday’s party primary elections, making clear, said Anne Stanback, executive director of Love Makes a Family and chair of the Love Makes a Family Political Action Committee, that voters in Connecticut support the idea of equality. “Quite simply, candidates who support marriage equality win in Connecticut elections,” said Stanback. “The symbolism of these races could not be more powerful. This confirms what we know — voters throughout the state will stand behind candidates who support marriage equality.” [Link]

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MA Now Competes for Wedding Business; CT Next?

Boston Edge
August 1, 2008
Discussing the economic benefit of marriage equality and if CT would be the next state to support fairness for all families, the Edge writes, "states allowing marriage equality are not only standing up for the civil rights of their citizens, but exhibiting sound business sense as well." (Link)

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Marriage being debated in Connecticut

Greenwich Time
June 29, 2008
With California's Supreme Court upholding the freedom to marry, many in Connecticut think the state's Supreme Court will also rule in favor of equality on their pending marriage case. (Link)

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OPINION: No separate but equal in marriage

New York Times
April 1, 2007
Gays are the only group for whom civil union law is intended. This being the case, the law does little more than create a second-class form of matrimony, which is not only entirely unnecessary but also counterproductive. [Link]

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More Taxing For Some

Hartford Courant
March 31, 2008
Tax time is taxing enough. But consider the plight of Jason Smith and his partner, Settimio Pisu of Guilford. The same-sex couple, as well as their peers, must file not one, not two, but three tax returns by April 15. That's because they are joined not in marriage, but by civil union, the only legal option for same-sex couples in Connecticut. Because there is no federal recognition of marriage for same-sex couples or unions, they must file separate returns as well as a joint return, which is used as a work sheet to calculate their Connecticut taxes. [Link]

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Same-Sex Couple Blocked By H & R

Hartford Courant
March 26, 2008
A Conn. gay couple in a civil union found themselves banned from jointly filing their taxes on H&R Block's website despite state law requiring equal treatment to couples in civil unions. [Link]

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Signs Of Spring: The Marriage Debate

Hartford Business
March 24, 2008
It’s become another rite of spring — the annual debate in the legislature about ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. [Link]

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