Gay Marriage Allowed in Connecticut

Iris

rainbow 11!
#1
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Nov. 12) - Same-sex couples began marrying in Connecticut on Wednesday after a judge cleared the way, a partial rebound for gay-rights activists still enraged over the vote last week that cost them the right to wed in California.
Protests spread across the country over the loss in California, but in New Haven, bubbles and white balloons bounced in the chilly autumn air as well-wishers cheered the marriage of Peg Oliveira and Jennifer Vickery. They wed outside City Hall, next to a statue commemorating the Amistad slave ship's struggle for freedom, less than two hours after a judge made gay marriage a reality in Connecticut.

Despite the roaring traffic and clicking cameras, "It was surprisingly quiet," Oliveira said after the brief ceremony. "Everything else dissolved, and it was just the two of us. It was so much more personal and powerful in us committing to one another, and so much less about the people around us."
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Oct. 10 that same-sex couples have the right to wed rather than accept a 2005 civil union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples. A lower-court judge entered a final order permitting same-sex marriage Wednesday morning.
"Today, Connecticut sends a message of hope an inspiration to lesbian and gay people throughout this country who simply want to be treated as equal citizens by their government," said the plaintiff's attorney, Bennett Klein.
There was no comparison between civil unions and marriage for Robin Levine-Ritterman and Barbara Levine-Ritterman, who obtained a civil union in 2005 and were among eight same-sex couples who sued for the right to marry.
"We didn't do it with pride or joy," Barbara Levine-Ritterman said of getting the civil-union license. "It felt gritty to be in a separate line."
Gay Marriages Allowed in Connecticut

I am so happy about this! losing California really hit hard, but we may have taken a step back with Cali, but this is a baby step forward.

:nod:
Do we have anyone living in Conn? What do you think about this?
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#3
So if you live in Connecticut, got married, and moved elsewhere where gay marriages aren't allowed....do you file yourself as Single in the administrative documents?
 

Iris

rainbow 11!
#5
Marriage maybe legal in the state now, but you don't have to live there just because it's the only place at the moment that will allow gay marriage.

~Shwa
I never said you had to live there just because it's the only place that will allow gay marriage at the moment.

And isn't it legal in Mass as well?
 

Steerpike

Registered Member
#6
Marriage maybe legal in the state now, but you don't have to live there just because it's the only place at the moment that will allow gay marriage.

~Shwa
There is one other ethically enlightened, on this point of civil rights, state in the United States - Massachusetts.

Some countries in the European Union have recognized that right legally longer than any governmental entity in the United States has.
 

Merc

Certified Shitlord
V.I.P.
#7
It still blows me away that this is even an issue. Gays should be allowed the same rights as heterosexuals when it comes to being married, end of story, there is NO good argument against it that isn't religious.
 
#8
First off I am NOT gay and I believe if ANY 2 people are in love and want to get married then so be it.

IMHO People should mind their own business, this is America right ??
Land of the free or free to do what we are told ??

People need to find better things to worry about like Pollution, Drugs, High cost of living and such as that, gay marriage is mild and trivial compared to what I listed.