Monday, May 14, 2007

Gay couples: civil unions not enough; ask Conn. court for marriage

From the Denver Post:
An attorney for eight gay couples told the state Supreme Court Monday that their constitutional rights have been violated by the state's refusal to grant them marriage licenses.

Connecticut was the first state to allow civil unions without court pressure, but the couples say that's not enough.

They want the court to rule that the state's marriage law is unconstitutional because it applies only to heterosexual couples, effectively denying gay couples the financial, social and emotional benefits of marriage.
I keep telling you it is not about legal protections, it is about normalizing their lifestyle. They will never settle for civil unions because it does not make them socially equal to heterosexuals. Marriage is a construct of religion, not the government. It is also not mentioned in the constitution. It has been around for thousands of years and is the union between a man and a woman. the government got involved because they wanted to control it to prevent close relatives, like brother and sister, from marrying. The government and courts have no right to re-define marriage. I am so tired of the tyranny of the minority in this country.

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