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Go Connecticut! 
12th-Nov-2008 12:46 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Gay couples began marrying in Connecticut Wednesday after a judge cleared the way for the unions to begin, a victory for advocates stung by California's ban on same-sex unions last week.

With a final order entered, couples marched to New Haven City Hall to get marriage licenses, and less than two hours after the final court hearing, Peg Oliveira and Jennifer Vickery were married in a brief ceremony.

"I feel so happy," said Vickery, a 44-year-old attorney. "It's so much more emotional than I expected."

The Connecticut Supreme 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.

That's awesome.

Meanwhile in California...
12th-Nov-2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Yay for Connecticut!

Have you heard about Join the Impact? Nationwide protest of Prop 8 (and other anti-gay amendments, legislation, etc), this Saturday.
12th-Nov-2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
No, I had not heard of that. Thanks for the link!
12th-Nov-2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I think they're just doing this so all the gays move to New England. Then we take off the New part and give it back to the Brits. I don't want to watch the leaves change colors anyway.
13th-Nov-2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Hell yeah!

On a related note, did you see Keith Olbermann's prop 8 special comment? Not his usual fare, but still awesome.
15th-Nov-2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I saw it. I liked the softer, quieter comment. It seemed more heartfelt. I think it worked better than if he'd just ranted as he usually does.
15th-Nov-2008 12:51 am (UTC)
I totally agree.
16th-Nov-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I am filing a complaint with the IRS against the Mormon church and the Catholic church for their shameless political stances. WTF: that's all they care about is abortion and gay marriage. Think of the good that could have been done if they'd focus on actually helping combat poverty, and ending war. Disgusted.
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