Connecticut Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages

12 10 2008

Connecticut’s Supreme Court has overturned a ban on same-sex marriages, making it the third US state to legalise such unions.  Connecticut already permits same-sex civil unions.  The court ruled that the law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional as it discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation.

Gay marriage was legalized in California earlier this year and in Massachusetts in 2003.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that a ban on gay marriage infringed on a “fundamental right” of same-sex couples.


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