October 10, 2008

Connecticut Makes Three

Today, the Connecticut Supreme Court interpreted its Constitution to require same-sex marriage. It is now the third state to do so, joining Massachusetts and California.

Watch carefully as Connecticut’s crime rate remains functionally the same into the foreseeable future, Connecticut’s ratio of live births to deaths remains the same, heterosexual marriages and divorce continue to occur in Connecticut at the same rate (or at least along the same declining trends) as happened before today, the ratio of gay to straight people remains the same in Connecticut, and generally as hundreds of gay Connecticutters get married, the lives of other Connecticutters remain unchanged in every objectively-measurable way.

Is “Connecticutter” the proper term for someone from Connecticut? I should have learned this when my parents lived there. They called such people “Nutmeggers”.


zzi said...

So you are in favor of courts making these decisions, not the people. Fair enough.

Burt Likko said...

Of course. Not every decision is resolved through democracy; the reason we have a Constitution that guarantees individual rights in the first place is to protect those rights from the vagaries of democratic caprice. Very few things in our system of government are resolved through direct democracy. And courts are appropriate venues for interpreting laws and Constitutions.