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Connecticut High Court Permits Gay Marriage

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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:24 PM

Connecticut High Court Permits Gay Marriage

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions.
The divided court ruled 4-3 that gay and lesbian couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry under the state constitution, and Connecticut's civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
"I can't believe it. We're thrilled, we're absolutely overjoyed. We're finally going to be able, after 33 years, to get married," said Janet Peck of Colchester, who was a plaintiff with her partner, Carole Conklin.
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posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:24 PM
33 years together and finally able to get married!
I wish I knew where to send the card.

I honestly have no idea why this is such a HUGE issue.

For me, it’s none of my business - and - personally - my belief system doesn’t include a God who would abhor gay people.

*Tosses some rice* over the happy couples to be!

(I so hope this isn't already posted! I looked and searched, promise)!
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:40 PM
During these "disturbing" times, there will be those who will see this as a sign of the coming of the antichrist. And I will want to shoot them in the head when they come slithering out with all the religious bile and hate, and all that cr*p about it "not being natural". That argument is irrelevant if you've ever lived on a farm. I had a gay duck called Tony once. He rocked.

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:46 PM
Equality Happening?!...MYYY GAWD,AHHHHHH...LOL...J/K!!!

...Congrats on letting human beings be human beings,and i hope it gives ALLL the relief/comforts needed...And yes,i agree with the O.P. people REALLLY need to stop worrying about what is NONE of there bizz.,and START realizing ALLL the things that come along WITH same sex marriage...Things that should not be denied to anyone,life and death decisions and choices that are NEVER anyone elses ;-)...So from a straight Canadian male,i say congrats to any and all men and women getting married in Connecticut from now on...And to ALLL the people with the arms up in the air,don't worry,just like every other time,you can laugh AFTER there marriage ends in bitter divorce,just like most of the rest of them after a while :-P...

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:47 PM
Yeah my Mom (anti gay even though she has a gay son) got pretty mad at me when I brought up something along the lines of if God made gay animals why not gay people.
Yeah you could say she was some mad. (She also believes all the wrong in the USA is because of gay marriages).
She got even more pizzed off when I told her not only are there gay animals that mate for life (a kind of goat and others) but also the ones who just have fun swinging both ways (dolphins for example - or so I read).

Before I go. I’m in no way comparing gay people to animals. (Just in case someone reads my post that way)...
I was just using it as an example to my ultra Baptist Christian mother who thinks God can do no wrong.
My point to her exactly.
He can’t *Do wrong*.
Thus, gay animals, gay people, all made by Him.

Oh never mind you get what I mean.


[edit on 10-10-2008 by silo13]

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by silo13

This is great news!
Congrats to the couples! I know a few people who will now be getting married due to this, they are going to be thrilled.

I'm happy to say right now, I live in Connecticut!

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:48 PM
reply to post by Ismail

Gay ducks named tony RULE...I second this fact ;-)...

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:55 PM
That's funny, my mum is homophobic too. I'm not gay, but once my sister said I was bi-sexual, just for laughs, and mum nearly died. Funny. And well done for not repeating your mom's mistakes. That's a sign of intelligence and charcter. Peace.

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:57 PM
reply to post by Rory27

I seem to remember we ate him eventually.
Dunno if tht's metaphorical or what...

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:59 PM
gay marriage should be legal everywhere shouldnt it not just in certain states theyre still people in my opinion and they have a right to get married just as other couples do.

everyone has a right to get married !!

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by Ismail

You ate poor Tony the gay duck?
Oh hell, *laughing too hard to type* (almost)...
My gay brothers name is Tony!
Well was, but we didn't eat him.

One horrid thing though - I shouldn't even say this because I was truly laughing, but anyway.

My brother was dying in house with Hospice in attendance.
My mother wouldn't leave his side.
I found out why later.
She was keeping his pain pills from him.
He was dying an excruciating death of cancer - pancreatic.
Somehow in her demented mind my mom thought if he *paid his price* of pain here he'd be better off in the after life.
When she was confronted about Christ's forgiveness and how Christ wouldn't want him to suffer she finally gave in and let him have his morphine.
My other brother said it went on for a week or more before they found out.
I was completely horrified.
More than horrified that a mother could do that to her son, deprive him of so much needed morphine, in order to have him *pay his price* for being gay.
That's just appalling.
Worse (almost) and back on topic...

My brother had a *partner*.
My mother wouldn’t allow him anywhere near my dying brother.
Not even a last kiss, hug, anything.
It was *that mans fault* my brother got pancreatic cancer. (How silly is that)!
My brothers partner wasn’t allowed at the funeral or the burying - anywhere near the family.
He had to have a police escort to even get his things from my brothers house.
Just think.
If gay marriage would have been allowed them my brother might have died in a little peace, with a lot less pain!

Thanks God I left that household at 14!

Peace back at ya!

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 02:11 PM
Wow, that's one hell of a thing to go through. Sorry about your brother. And your mum. They can act rather strange on occasions. I would know. Pleasure talking to you Silo 13. Really.
I'm astonished I remember Tony, that was like twenty years back. Funny coincidence.

All the best to you mate!

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