Gov. Dannel P. Malloy noted the recent five-year anniversary of marriage equality in Connecticut with a statement calling Connecticut’s gay marriage law “a model” for the nation.
“[The] five-year anniversary of marriage equality is a reminder that when equality triumphs for one, it triumphs for all,” Malloy said.
“Throughout history, Connecticut has had a revolutionary spirit, particularly when it comes to the understanding that all people are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he said.
Connecticut’s marriage equality law took effect on Nov. 12, 2008, legalizing marriage between people of the same sex.
“Five years later,” Malloy said, “it is encouraging to see other states around our nation looking to our own laws as a model as they pursue marriage equality in their states.
“There’s still a long way to go across our country, but I am confident that as time goes on and the momentum continues, people will look towards states such as our own as an example of a leader of equal rights,” he said.