A rainbow pride flag is flying at the governor’s mansion in Hartford in recognition of the U.S. Supreme Court decision this morning that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
“The Supreme Court today reaffirmed the core principles of our country – that all people are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.
The court released the 77-page 5-4 decision on Wednesday morning.
The state of Connecticut recognizes same-sex marriage but the U.S. government did not under DOMA.
“Having two different sets of laws for people based solely on their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity is wrong, and that’s exactly what the Supreme Court recognized today,” Malloy said in a statement. “Simply put, today’s ruling comes down to equality, and when equality wins, we all win.”