Connecticut Supreme Court votes 4-3 to redefine marriage – Regent Alum representing ADF and FRC in brief

In Kerrigan v. State, the ACLU and GLAD (the organization that filed the Goodridge lawsuit in Massachusetts) filed a lawsuit on August 27, 2004 on behalf of seven same-sex couples claiming a right to marry under the Connecticut Constitution. Connecticut does not have a DOMA. On October 10, 2008, the Supreme Court ruled that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutional.

Alliance Defense Fund attorney Brian Raum, (Regent ’97) whose organization filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the Family Research Council, criticized the ruling.

“Judges and politicians should never impose a system that knowingly deprives a child of a mom and a dad,” he said in a statement. “We believe that Americans are growing weary of this form of judicial activism. This decision demonstrates — as did the recent decision from the California Supreme Court — the dire need for states to enact constitutional amendments to protect marriage from ongoing judicial attack. … We ask, which parent doesn’t matter: a mom or a dad?”

Michael Foust had this report on the Baptist Press discussing the Connecticut Supreme Court’s marriage ruling.

Redefining marriage continues to deconstruct it, rather than restore it to the strong stabilizing foundation for society.  


Click below for links to Connecticut Supreme Court decision handed down approving same-sex marriage, majority opinion, 3 separate dissents (from http://www.jud.state.ct.us/index.html):

Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health 
Dissent 1 
Dissent 2 
Dissent 3

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