Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Marriage equality victory in Connecticut

Connecticut joins Massachusetts (and until recently California) in recognizing that the GLBT community are human beings entitled to equal rights.

The ruling Wednesday by New Haven Superior Court Judge Jonathan Silbert followed a historic decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

The court ruled 4-3 on Oct. 10 that same-sex couples have the right to wed rather than accept a civil union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples.

The health department had new marriage applications printed that reflect the change. Instead of putting one name under "bride" and the other under "groom," couples will see two boxes marked "bride/groom/spouse."