Constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage also passed last week in Arizona and Florida, and Arkansas voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents. And that's what our opponents right now are trying to do. After about 18, thousand such unions were conducted in California, however, its voters last week approved Proposition 8, a referendum banning the practice. If all these men were married you could connect the two but that fact is highly unlikely. I was psyched when Ned Lamont held a press conference attacking Family Institute of Connecticut a mere two days after winning the Democratic nomination … Read More.
Several states, including California, allow domestic partnerships or civil unions for same-sex couples.
Couple Weds After Gay Marriage Legalized in Connecticut
Moreover, the state's anti-bullying law prohibits bullying on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, academic status, physical appearance, mental, physical, developmental and sensory disability and association with an individual or group of people that have one or more of such characteristics. Constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage also passed last week in Arizona and Florida, and Arkansas voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents. Get all the most up-to-date information by joining the FIC mailing list. Same-sex couples can continue to enter civil unions, which give them the same legal rights and privileges in Connecticut as married couples without the status of being married. Massachusetts is the only other state allowing gay marriages. Malloy D signed the bill into law immediately after, and it went into effect immediately.
State law bans discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity. Read Recent Blog Archives. Join Our Mailing List. Minutes after a judge entered a final ruling, the New Haven city clerk's office issued its first marriage license to a gay couple. Connecticut enacted a civil union law effective October 1,that provided same-sex couples with some of the same rights and responsibilities under state law as married couples. Search Most popular on msnbc.