Momentum Toward Marriage Equality Across Country
November 10, 2008Disappointment and pain over the anti-gay attacks in California, Arizona, Arkansas, and Florida are balanced by so much good news from around the country, including the dawn of a new era in Washington, D.C.
We celebrate the defeat of the attempt by anti-gay groups in Connecticut to call a constitutional convention so they could write marriage discrimination into the state constitution. Sixty-percent of Connecticut voters cast ballots to support their high court's decision to uphold the freedom to marry and now, marriage equality is preserved in Connecticut. Same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses on November 12th.
Californians were bombarded by a massive $40 million anti-equality campaign of deceptive scare-tactics and lies. Despite the final vote on Prop 8, the campaign will not be the last word. Public opinion moves in favor of fairness, we have truth on our side, and 2009 will see advances toward marriage equality.