Friday, October 10, 2008

Connecticut Supreme Court - Same-Sex Marriage case

The Connecticut Supreme Court has just released its opinion in the state same-sex marriage case, Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, SC 17716 (October 10, 2008), with three dissenting opinions.  The opinion for the Court is by Justice Richard Palmer:

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The Court held the state's opposite-sex marriage requirement UNCONSTITUTIONAL under its state constitutional equal protection clause applying intermediate scrutiny.

A pdf of the 85 page opinion is available here.   Three dissenting opinions available at the Connecticut Supreme Court website.

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