‘‘The concept of equal protection under both the state and federal constitutions has been traditionally viewed as requiring the uniform treatment of persons standing in the same relation to the governmental action questioned or challenged.’ Constitutional right of equal protection ‘‘is essentially a direction that all persons similarly situated should be treated alike’’ Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health
Connecticut is a State that does not tolerate or codify hatred. Please come and live here or at least spend a few days here. If you’re a company, please relocate your business here. We respect all of your employees. We love families. Really, we mean it.
Don’t believe me, read Kerrigan which I linked to above. We’re not without our problems but we’re on the right side of history.
In response to our Supreme Court recognizing the rights of same-sex couples to marry, do you know what the citizens of Connecticut did? We didn’t take to the streets. We didn’t amend our constitution (even though we had the chance to). We did nothing. There wasn’t even any real controversy. As it should be, it was business as usual.
Various trade and industry groups like to rank Connecticut as unfriendly to business. And our permitting process slows economic growth. Our transportation systems need to be improved as do failing inner city schools. Those criticisms are fair.
But when I see those studies they never seek to measure things like “respect for equal rights”. My guess is that what happened in North Carolina last night cost them business. Many young people from around the country took to twitter to boycott moving to or vacationing in North Carolina.
To which, I say, come to Connecticut. We welcome you and your family with open arms.