I do not believe their voice reflects the majority of the people of Connecticut. Californians will vote next month on a ballot measure that would reinstate the gay marriage ban, but Connecticut's governor and attorney general said there is little chance of a similar challenge to Friday's ruling.
Civilly united? State Representative Michael P. A year after the suit was filed, Connecticut's General Assembly approved a civil union law that gave same-sex couples the same rights as married couples. I will therefore abide by the ruling.
Michael Lawlor, a Democrat from East Haven and outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage. Chrome Safari Continue. Civilly united?
Skip to content. Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Jodi Rell said that she disagreed with it but same sex marriage and us supreme court in Colchester uphold it. The state Supreme Court on Friday delivered gay and lesbian couples the validation they have long been seeking — the right to marry.
In 27 states, judges cannot take up the matter because the states' constitutions describe marriage as a union of a man and a woman. She said she survived breast cancer but remembers her apprehension about whether her partner would be allowed the same access to her in the hospital as a spouse.
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A year after the suit was filed, Connecticut's General Assembly approved a civil union law that gave same-sex couples the same rights as married couples. In his dissenting opinion, Zarella invoked that traditional view of marriage.
The ruling will make Connecticut the third state, behind Massachusetts and California, to allow same-sex marriages. Two other plaintiffs, Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman, were joined in a civil union in , they said by phone Wednesday from New Haven after getting their children, Maya, 11, and Joshua, 9, off to school.
Tampa Bay Times Newsletters: Today's top headlines and information delivered to your inbox every morning. So far, no state has authorized same-sex marriage through its legislation or by a popular vote.