Thursday, November 06, 2008

Connecticut same-sex marriage,0,1362626.story

HARTFORD, Conn. - A Superior Court judge has set the date when same-sex couples can begin tying the knot.

Judge Jonathan Silbert has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 12 to enter the final judgment in the case that allows same-sex marriages in Connecticut.

The proceeding is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Once completed, couples can pick up marriage license forms at town and city clerk's offices, according to attorneys in the case.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Oct. 10 that same-sex couples have the right to wed rather than accept a civil union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples. Connecticut became the third state, behind Massachusetts and California, to legalize gay marriage.

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