Some other sites have already posted the news, but it's worth repeating:
The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that marriage and civil unions are separate entities that are not equal, making gay marriage legal.
In the CT Supreme Court's words: "Although marriage and civil unions do embody the same legal rights under our law, they are by no means 'equal.' As we have explained, the former is an institution of transcendent historical, cultural and social significance, whereas the latter most surely is not,"
Also: "Despite the truly laudable effort of the legislature in equalizing the legal rights afforded same sex and opposite sex couples, there is no doubt that civil unions enjoy a lesser status in our society than marriage. We therefore conclude that the plaintiffs have alleged a constitutionally cognizable injury, that is, the denial of the right to marry a same sex partner."
Cara at the Curvature makes a great point that since the ruling is based on Connecticut's constitution, the decision isn't under the jurisdiction of the US Supreme Court. How's that for states rights?
If you're in Connecticut and want to celebrate, head on down to the Capital steps in Hartford at 5:30 and join Love Makes A Family to celebrate the decision!
Also in LGBT news, it's National Coming Out Day tomorrow so be sure to see if there are any Coming Out Day events in your area.
Sunday is the 10th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death. He was robbed, tortured, and left tied to a fence to die, simply because of his sexual orientation. In our rejoicing today, let's also remember. It's not enough to simply tolerate those different than us... one of my friends pointed out in chapel today that there's a fine line between hating the sin and hating the sinner. We need to stand in solidarity with those who struggle for justice and those who struggle to simply be accepted.