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Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S. state of Connecticut since November 12, 2008, following a state court decision that found the state's civil unions failed to provide same-sex couples with rights and privileges equivalent to those of marriage. Connecticut was the second state to do so after Massachusetts. Oct 11, 2008 · The Connecticut decision, which elicited strong dissenting opinions from three justices, also opened the door to marriage a bit wider for gay couples Author: ROBERT D. Mcfadden.

Oct 10, 2008 · Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage The decision would only allow gay couples the state benefits of marriage. The Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996, denies gay . The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that civil unions aren't OK, and the state has to recognize same-sex couples with marriage. Updates to come. Update: Not just same-sex marriage, but the court also went the way of California and made sexual orientation a suspect class: In sum, the relatively modest political influence that gay persons possess is insufficient to rectify the invidious.

Connecticut ; State Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage arrangements that Connecticut has offered to gay people since 2005, are not an acceptable substitute. democracy in Connecticut Author: DANIELA ALTIMARI.