Connecticut Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

By

The New York Times has a breaking news banner that the Connecticut State Supreme Court just overturned a state ban on marriage equality. Connecticut has state provisions for civil unions but has stopped short of allowing same-sex marriages until now. We'll give you updates when we know more. Update: Justice Richard Palmer's majority opinion stated that: "Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice ... To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others." Governor Jodi Rell has already said that she opposes the ruling, but that she will not fight it. [NYT]