12 November 2008

Proud to be a Connecticut Yankee

Today is the official start of same-sex marriages as a reality in Connecticut!

There's a nice article in the NY Times about it all.
“Today, Connecticut sends a message of hope and promise to lesbian and gay people throughout the country who want to be treated as equal citizens by their government,” said Ben Klein, a lawyer with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, a Boston group that litigated the Connecticut case. “It is living proof that marriage equality is moving forward in this country.”
Interestingly on Monday night Zoe and I were in Border's and out of the blue she asked me, "Mom, can a girl marry a girl?"

I smiled to myself and said, "yes, a girl can marry a girl and boy can marry a boy." And I thought to myself -- now.


Anonymous said...

Amazing the things our children will grow up with as "normal" huh! Between the chicken pox vaccine, Obama and now this...I'm starting to feel like I've been alive for a VERY long time. BTW, if you haven't visited www.change.gov I think you would appreciate it.

Emily Barton said...

Yet another thing to miss about CT. Sigh!

HT said...

How sad am I that I don't have have a little girl so our daughters could get married? Hurray for CT! Let's hope the Empire State follows suit soon.