Connecticut’s Supreme Court became the third in the country today to rule in favor of marriage for queer couples. Similarly to California, Conn.’s highest court decided that barring queer couples from marrying was against their state’s constitution. (Thanks to my Mom for the tip.)
Justice Richard N. Palmer, author of the majority opinion, writes:
“Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice. To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others.”
According to the article, there is no chance for appeal. The decision will go into effect Oct. 28. (I don’t know if they’ll be allowing out-of-state marriages or not, but for those either in-state or booking plane tickets, here’s a list of daily newspapers in CT that print wedding announcements for queer couples, courtesy of GLAAD.)
I wonder how this will impact the Prop. 8 battle in California. Any thoughts?