Friday, May 11, 2007

GLAD Before the Supremes 5/14

The eight Connecticut same-sex couples denied marriage licenses two and one half years ago argue their case of discrimination before the state's Supreme Court Monday. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) represents them.

As the GLAD release puts it:
On Monday, May 14, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) will argue before Connecticut’s Supreme Court, seeking an end to same-sex couples’ exclusion from marriage rights. Kerrigan & Mock v. Department of Public Health was filed in August 2004 on behalf of eight Connecticut couples who were denied marriage licenses. GLAD Senior Attorney Bennett Klein will argue on behalf of the plaintiffs. The oral argument will be broadcast and webcast live by Connecticut Television Network. GLAD’s blog during the proceedings can be viewed at http://blog.glad.org. Immediately following the argument, plaintiffs and GLAD attorneys will speak to the media on the courthouse steps. Oral Arguments in Kerrigan & Mock v. Dept. of Public Health Monday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. Connecticut Supreme Court 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status. GLAD won marriage for Massachusetts couples with a November 2003 ruling in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.
Check the home page of the GLAD site for case documents and cross all your body parts for good luck.

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