Breaking news: Gay marriage OK in Connecticut!

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Oh the times they are a changin'! Connecticut, the fifth state in the Union, can now add itself to the few, the proud, but hopefully expanding list of states that allow same-sex couples to marry.

"Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry, making the state the third behind Massachusetts and California to legalize such unions.

The divided court ruled 4-3 that gay and lesbian couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry under the state constitution, and Connecticut's civil unions law does not provide those couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.

'I can't believe it. We're thrilled, we're absolutely overjoyed. We're finally going to be able, after 33 years, to get married, said Janet Peck of Colchester, who was a plaintiff with her partner, Carole Conklin."--New York Times

Three down, just 47 to go. Congrats Connecticut!

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