“While the Voting Rights Act has been instrumental in empowering voters across the nation, it’s no secret that discrimination continues to hamper our electoral process. This week, the Supreme Court chose to disregard the bipartisan […]
“Today’s historic ruling is a victory for equality, civil rights and for all the loving, committed same-sex couples across this country. I am proud to live in a state that has led the way on […]
“The Supreme Court made the right decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and advanced the cause of marriage equality by reestablishing the right of same-sex marriage in California. For too long DOMA […]
A rainbow flag, symbolizing gay pride, is being flown over the Connecticut governor’s official residence in Hartford.
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 […]