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Other Decisions SC 17716 (28/10/2008)

Authority: Connecticut Supreme Court (USA)

Date: 10/28/2008

Subject: The Supreme Court has established that legal prohibition of marriages of couples of the same sex is in contrast with the State‚Äôs Constitution and, in particular, that it violates the fundamental rights to non discrimination and equality before the law and the guarantees of a fair trial.

Parties: Elizabeth Kerrigan et al. c/ Commissioner of Public Health et al.

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 9 Right to marry - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Justice - Art. 47 Fair trial, public hearing

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