Towleroad reports that eight couples who have domestic partnerships in CT are taking their case to the State Supreme Court today. A lawyer for the couples points out the fucking obvious for us:
"The legislature already determined a fundamental sameness between couples. Constitutional law has discarded long ago any notion that a separate institution for a minority can ever be equal."
Which is exactly what I've been saying to all of the pussies on our side who minge and whine whenever I insist that full marriage rights are the only logical goal for us. The sheer inevitability of this kind of lawsuit makes compromise on this subject untenable. If it is easier for us to sneak in the back door, so to speak, and demand a kind of grotesque simulacrum of marriage called something else first, then fine. Although I refuse to call any future husband of mine anything but that. But it's no surprise to me that our enemies are slightly ahead of the curve on this one, fighting any hint of partner recognition by the state. They can smell the lawsuits and well-appointed wedding banquets a mile away.
Best of luck to these courageous couples in CT. And a hearty fuck you to anyone who still thinks it's possible to freeze time and prevent full marriage rights for gay couples.