Judge Jonathan Silbert ruled same sex marriage legal basing his decision on a Supreme Court ruling in October.
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.
This was fantastic news for those who had challenged the law against same sex marriage.
The judge’s order marks “the end of a very long journey toward equality,” said their attorney, Bennett Klein.
“Each of the plaintiffs asked me to convey to the court how proud they are to be citizens of this state,” Klein said.
Not everyone was happy of course,
The Family Institute of Connecticut, a political action group that opposes gay marriage, condemned the high court’s decision as undemocratic.
Undemocratic!? Ok then.
Answers.com gives 4 definitions of democratic,
1. Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union.
2. Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms.
3. Believing in or practicing social equality: [believe this applies best]
4. Democratic Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
none of these definitions seem to fit those of the Family Institute of Connecticut. psst maybe consulting a dictionary before releasing press statements would help
Och, 12 to 1 what they really mean is that the Supremes aren’t democratically elected.