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Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making the New England state the third after Massachusetts and California to allow marriage rights equal to those of heterosexual couples.

In a decision issued today, the Hartford-based court said eight gay and lesbian couples were improperly denied marriage licenses in the town of Madison. The suit was brought in 2004 by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, a Boston-based legal group.

“The statutory scheme impermissibly discriminates against gay persons on account of their sexual orientation,” Justice Richard Palmer wrote in the decision, reversing a lower court.

Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage

October 10, 2008 - Posted by | News | , , , , ,

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