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Thursday, 13 November 2008

Connecting in Connecticut

Well, they were disappointed in California, but same-sex marriage is now legal in Connecticut.

New Haven Superior Court Judge Jonathan Silbert ruled at a brief hearing yesterday that gay and lesbian couples now may pick up marriage-licence forms at town and city clerks’ offices statewide.

Many gay and lesbian couples had planned planning ceremonies for yesterday.

The judge’s ruling followed a historic decision by the Connecticut Supreme Court.

The high court ruled 4–3 on 10 October that same-sex couples have the right to marry, as such, rather than accept a civil-union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples, as we have here in the UK, where our government decided to bow to religious pressure to ban the M word.

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