by Jennifer Swift
Jun 26, 2013
08:36 PMConnecticut Politics
Connecticut Pols Praise DOMA Decision
Tweeted from Gov. Malloy's Twitter account.
A gay-pride flag was flown from the Governor's residence after DOMA was struck down Wednesday.
Connecticut politicians rejoiced Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision which says legally married homosexual couples are entitled to the same rights and benefits as heterosexual couples.
The court struck down the controversial Defense of Marriage Act which precluded homosexual couples from a litany of other benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose Governor’s mansion was the host of Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Michael Lawlor’s wedding to his partner David Zakur, this weekend, had a gay-pride flag celebrating the decision raised at the mansion.
Members of the Connecticut delegation for the nation’s house and senate praised the court’s decision. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn, issued a statement praising the decision, as did Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. who also changed his profile photo on Facebook to an equal sign, a popular icon of those supporting gay marriage.Connecticut Pols Praise DOMA Decision