Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Connecticult Supreme Court strikes down ban on same-sex marriage

The New York Times has the details of the 4-3 ruling that paves the way for same-sex marriage. Following Massachusetts and California, Connecticut becomes the third state to allow same-sex couples to wed. Here is a link to the decision.

This is a great victory for equality, especially the day before National Coming Out Day. An obvious question is whether it injects the marriage issue back into the presidential race. With most of the country focused on the economy and Iraq, it is a risky gamble for McCain-Palin. But it gives them a chance to keep the fire burning under their boiling base. No doubt there will be subtleties about federalism and equal rights on both sides, but it could for a moment put the Democrats on the defensive.

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