Same-Sex Marriages


Our Supreme Court decided in 2008 that Connecticut’s statutory prohibition against same-sex marriage violates the Constitution of Connecticut.

The Court concluded that gays and lesbians were harmed by not being given the ability to marry. The Court based its opinion on the history of discrimination faced by gays and lesbians, and because the institution of marriage carries a special “status and significance.” The Connecticut Statutes now define marriage as the legal union of two persons.

Same-sex divorce cases have the same issues as heterosexual marriages.

Ben Callaghan