Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco lawyer who began issuing gay marriage licenses way back in 2004, released a statement today celebrating the same-sex nuptials ruling Connecticut:
Today, the Connecticut Supreme Court took an historic step by joining California and Massachusetts in the fight to provide marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. The Court’s decision to overturn Connecticut’s ban on equal marriage rights indicates that all across the country, communities are reaching the conclusion that separate is not equal, and that we should not harm our friends, neighbors and coworkers by denying them equal treatment under the law.
Our task now is to protect marriage equality at the ballot box in California by voting No on Proposition 8.
Newsom’s words couldn’t be more important – we’re sure California’s right will use the Connecticut decision to scare up more supporters.