After this date, the civil union laws will be repealed and no civil union license may be filed in Connecticut. Can a person authorized to perform marriages refuse to marry a same-sex couple? Following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that the department has received regarding this new state policy:.
Jodi Rell said that she disagreed with the decision, but would uphold it.
Religious and conservative groups called the ruling an outrage but not unexpected, and spoke of steps to enact a constitutional ban on gay marriage. Simply put, today's ruling comes down to equality, and when equality wins, we all win," the governor said. Before the Court issued its decision, a coalition of groups that included such opponents of same-sex marriage as the state's Roman Catholic bishops and the Family Institute of Connecticut supported a November referendum on a proposal to convene a constitutional convention.
Tracey Wilson, a West Hartford high school teacher, and state Sen. Archived from the original PDF on January 31, Rights and responsibilities of marriages in the United States. Connecticut was the second state to do so after Massachusetts.
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Janet Peck held the hand of Carol Conklin, her partner of more than three decades, as they walked to the podium at an afternoon press conference at the Hilton Hartford hotel. After this date, the civil union laws will be repealed and no civil union license may be filed in Connecticut.
In AugustGay and No on same sex marriage in Hartford Advocates and Defenders GLAD representing eight same-sex couples from Connecticut filed a lawsuit in state court, challenging what they described as the state's discriminatory exclusion of same-sex couples from the right to marry.
Wolfgang predicted that the court's ruling would mobilize opponents of same-sex marriage.
Same-sex unions in the United States. We can now register at Home Depot and prepare for marriage. I will therefore abide by the ruling. January 31, Common-law marriage Israel 6. See also.