Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to two actions by the the United States Supreme Court relating to the rights of same sex couples. In a 5-4 decision in […]
“I am extremely pleased that the Supreme Court sided with equality and fairness by overturning the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing the Prop 8 case. Today, the Supreme Court righted a grievous historical […]
Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement regarding today’s Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, and, in turn, essentially undoing the protections […]
National and state officials responded Tuesday to the Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights legislation. See the statements some of them issued.
Good afternoon. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder – and invalidated an essential part of the Voting Rights Act, a cornerstone of American civil rights […]
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision ruling Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) is unconstitutional. The decision struck down the formula used to determine if […]
I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right […]
This is a deeply disappointing decision by the Court today, and a big step backwards for the health of our democracy. The Voting Rights Act has been a critical tool to combat racial discrimination at […]
Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the section that determines which states and counties […]