Monday, October 13, 2008

Connecticut Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Marry

Today the Connecticut Supreme Court released a 4-3 decision in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, finding that civil unions are not equal to marriage and extending access to marriage to same-sex couples.

Importantly, the decision also found that discrimination based on sexual orientation requires heightened scrutiny akin to discrimination based on sex under the state constitution.

Read the complete decision (PDF).

-Ian Palmquist

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