The Connecticut Supreme Court has just ruled that Connecticut must recognize same sex marriage, and must use the word "marriage."
That will make the natives restless:
Needless to say, the timing of the decision is awkward for gay-marriage supporters trying to fend off SSM bans on the November 4 ballot in Arizona, California, and Florida. Stoking resentment of judicial activism, the Connecticut Supreme Court has at the very least probably increased the likelihood that Prop 8 will pass in California
Volokh has more:
The Connecticut legislature had already created civil unions for same-sex couples, so the question in the case was whether there was any basis in the state constitution to refuse to call these legally equivalent relationships "marriages." It was very much the same issue in the California marriage decision from last May
Jamming this down the throats of the citizens is not only stupid, it's inflammatory. As usual, we have the Enlightened Ones showing the Unwashed Rabble their power.
Until the amendments hit the ballots, of course.
UPDATE: Anent the discussion a columnist declares that those voting against gay "marriage" in California are "haters."
Vox asks: if there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, then what is wrong with hate?
Damn good question.