I’m so pleased to read of Connecticut’s recent ruling on same sex marriages – I truly believe that offering civil unions is not equal and that all people, gay and straight, of all races and creeds, should have the same rights to marriage.
From the NYTimes article “Gay Marriage is Ruled Legal in Connecticut“:
The ruling was groundbreaking in various respects. In addition to establishing Connecticut as the third state to sanction same-sex marriage, it was the first state high court ruling to hold that civil union statutes specifically violated the equal protection clause of a state constitution. The Massachusetts high court held in 2004 that same-sex marriages were legal, while California’s court decision in May related to domestic partnerships and not the more broadly defined civil unions.