by Merissa Blitz
Massachusetts was the only state that allowed gay marriage until October 10, 2008, when the Connecticut Supreme Court came to the conclusion to allow same-sex couples to be married rather than just being joined by a civil union law. This past Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Hartford started to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
From October 2005 to July 2008, 2,032 civil union licenses were issued. That is a lot of marriages coming up! The radio station Kiss 95.7 is helping one couple’s dream come true by making a contest to have a gay/lesbian couple’s marriage broadcasted on their station and on Fox 61 Thursday, November 13, 2008. The couple that was chosen, Jenny and Jen, are residents of West Hartford and mothers to three children.
This is a very exciting time in the history of gay/lesbian marriages in Connecticut. Maybe, soon, the rest of the country will follow in our footsteps to becoming a more excepting government.