Friday, October 10, 2008

CT Supreme Court Invalidates Opposite Sex Marriage Requirement

Via How Appealing:

"High Court Grants Gay Marriage Rights": The Hartford Courant provides a news update that begins, "Same-sex couples won the right to marry in Connecticut in an historic ruling by the Supreme Court today. Citing the equal protection clause of the state constitution, the justices ruled that civil unions were discriminatory. In a 4-3 decision released at 11:30 a.m., the majority wrote that the state's 'understanding of marriage must yield to a more contemporary appreciation of the rights entitled to constitutional protection.'"

And The Associated Press reports that "Conn. high court rules same-sex couples can marry."

Today's ruling of the Supreme Court of Connecticut consists of a majority opinion and three dissenting opinions (here, here, and here).

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