The LGBT pride flag is flying aside the Connecticut state flag at the governor’s residence this afternoon after the landmark Supreme Court decision today that all same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
“This is a historic moment, and we should recognize and celebrate its significance. Equality, freedom, justice and liberty – all recognized by the Supreme Court in this ruling that moves our nation forward. I am proud to fly the pride flag at the Residence today,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement on Friday afternoon.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in Connecticut for several years.
In 2009, Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed legislation to update the state's marriage laws to redefine marriage in Connecticut as the legal union of two people. State law previously defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Gov-Signs-Same-Sex-Marriage-Law.html
Four years earlier, she signed a civil union law.
Photo Credit: Governor Dannel Malloy's Office
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