Sunday, October 12, 2008

Connecticut Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages

Connecticut Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage

What pisses me off is the constant misunderstanding of a court's role evidenced in the following remark of Connecticut Governor Rell:

The Supreme Court has spoken. I do not believe their voice reflects the majority of the people of Connecticut. However, I am also firmly convinced that attempts to reverse this decision – either legislatively or by amending the state Constitution – will not meet with success. I will therefore abide by the ruling.”

The job of a court is not to speak "with the voice of the majority." The job of a court is to interpret the law.

Legislatures pass laws, Executives execute them, and Judiciaries interpret them. Got it? Good.