(Sacramento, CA, October 10, 2008)—Connecticut today confirmed the right to marry for same-sex couples. Preventing same-sex couples from marrying was found to violate the state constitution.

Statement by Geoff Kors, NO on Prop 8 Executive Committee Member:

“Today, another state recognized that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry,” Kors said. “We believe as do millions of our fellow Californians that laws should not treat people differently, and we’re thrilled that loving couples in Connecticut now have the same fundamental rights as everyone in California.”

“As Californians, we believe in the freedom to make choices and live our lives without government interference,” Kors said. “We don’t want to eliminate the fundamental rights of our friends, neighbors and family members, and that’s why voters will vote NO on Prop 8. This is another indication that more and more Americans are recognizing the fundamental right of loving couples to marry.”

Proposition 8, a measure on the November ballot, would eliminate the right to marry for same-sex couples in California.

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