I used to be able to say that I lived in the only two states where Gay Marriage is allowed, Massachusetts and California. As of today this is no longer true; the Supreme Court of Connecticut has ruled that banning gay marriage is unconstitutional because it discriminates!
Three states now grant full rights to gay couples to marry, it is only a matter of time before they are joined by forty-seven others. This is an absolutely critical victory as it clearly marks that that allowing gay marriage is no longer something that just a small handful of states are doing, this is now a nationwide movement that is winning.
Next up on the agenda? Defeating Proposition 8 in California. Should gay marriage be overturned in California, it could set the movement back five to ten years.
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Connecticut has done well today. But don’t forget about Florida’s Amendment 2, essentially a Republican ploy to bring out the evangelical vote for McCain. Incidentally, the Connecticut decision is noted on the group’s blog (http://yes2marriage.org/article/what-connecticut-should-teach-florida-about-marriage/) as yet another reason why Florida needs to “support marriage”. They even name check the “homosexual lobby”. It’s political maneuvering of the basest kind.
Hurrah!! Good job Connecticut!