Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gay Marriage in Connecticut

On October 10th, the Supreme Court of Connecticut issued a ruling in the case of Elizabeth Kerrigan et al. v. Commissioner of Public Health et al. (SC17716) in which it effectively legalized Gay Marriage in Connecticut.

On October 28th, the ruling became official when it was published in the Connecticut Law Journal. What follows is a mandatory 10-day period when motions for reconsideration can be filed.

It is assumed that on the week of November 10th (the specific date will be determined by a judge in the New Haven Superior Court), Connecticut will begin marrying Gay and Lesbian couples.

That this court decision has received relatively little attention in the press, or apparently among supporters of traditional marriage, is to some degree an indication of how the battle over Proposition 8 in California may have made supporters of traditional marriage a bit myopic. While the battle in California merits significant attention, it is just a single battle. The war over the definition of marriage rages on along many fronts.

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