Connecticut Becomes Third State To Legalize Gay Marriage

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that homosexual couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize gay unions through the courts. The ruling comes just weeks before Californians go to the polls on a historic gay-“marriage” ballot question.

The court ruled 4-3 that gay and lesbian couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry under the state constitution. It was a logical next step for a state that was the first to voluntarily pass laws affirming and protecting civil unions.

“Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice,” Justice Richard N. Palmer wrote in the majority opinion that overturned a lower court finding. “To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others,” Palmer wrote.

The Family Institute of Connecticut, a political action group that opposes gay “marriage,” called the ruling outrageous.

“Even the legislature, as liberal as ours, decided that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said executive director Peter Wolfgang. “This is about our right to govern ourselves. It is bigger than gay marriage.”

Even though judicial systems have no right to “make” laws but rather are supposed to interpret them, the bigger issue here is the fact that marriage is an institution established by God between one man and one woman. As people continue to move towards redefining what marriage is, we get further and further away from God and Biblical values. And that my friend is a dangerous place to be.

Additional details can be found at The Christian Post.

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  1. Extract from: Part Two: “Discourse on Gay and Lesbian Marriages”, by Ivan Erickson, author of the spiritual novel, “Song of the Storm Winds”.

    Please be aware that I love all people of all faiths and ethnicities whom God loves, and it is for this reason that I toil continuously to bring His Truth and Light to all who have ears to hear with and eyes to see with: “The “approval” of the sinfulness of man is also being displayed in a brazen manner in other areas of modern life. Teachers in the classrooms and other misdirected poor souls, such as some TV celebrities and hosts, go out of their way to teach and demonstrate to children and others that homosexuality is “acceptable” to God and man, or worse, that it is not sinful. Some churches and their hierarchy and clergy preach in front of God and man that homosexuality is permissible – that it is not a sin. Judges and other lawmakers are enacting laws that allow gays or lesbians to live together as a man and wife do; to have the same tax advantages and other benefits as married couples do; to allow them to “wed” one another; and to allow them to adopt children, or to act as surrogate mothers, in some cases.

    Do you not yet realize, all of you who are sinning in these manners, that you must not enact laws, condone, or be a party to sinfulness? Man must not attempt to supersede or countermand the Commandments, mandates, laws, decrees or jurisdiction of God, you must understand! Should you attempt to bless in “marriage” that which God abhors? And you are doing this by the acts that many of you are committing, that allow either yourselves or others to sin – whether it be in matters of homosexuality, pedophilia, child abuse, lowering the age that children are “legally” allowed to commit sexual acts out of wedlock, “legalizing” divorce, as well as in other areas of modern life in which man is brazenly telling God that our laws take precedence over His! The fate of those of you who commit these acts, or allow or enact laws whereby others may commit these acts, will be more lamentable than the hapless ant that sits atop its anthill with tiny “fist” upraised, in defiance to the approaching bulldozer”!

    May the Beloved Lord bless each of you in all things, always.

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