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October 30, 2008


Now that the Connecticut Supreme Court's ruling to allow same-sex marriages has been published in the Connecticut Law Journal it is considered official. That means that sometime next month, gay couples will be able to legally marry.

The exact date will be announced by the superior court judge as soon as the 10 day waiting period following the publication ends. The waiting period is intended to allow for motions for reconsideration of the case but it seems unlikely that any motions will be filed.

According to the Hartford Courant, a poll conducted Oct. 18 to 22 by The Courant and the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut found that although 50% of voters favor a constitutional convention, 55% oppose a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

"The constitutional convention question appears to be a referendum on the performance of the General Assembly," said Christine Kraus, who directed the poll.

UPDATE...Barring any unlikely motions for reconsideration, the target date to begin gay marriages is now set for November 10th.

2ND UPDATE...According to Box Turtle Bulletin, Superior Court Judge Jonathan Silbert on Monday scheduled a hearing on November 12th to enter the final judgment in the case that allows same-sex marriages in the state.

The proceeding is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Attorneys in the court case say that once the hearing ends, couples can pick up marriage license forms at town and city clerk’s offices.

BIG UPDATE...On Tuesday, by a huge 2 - 1 margin, Connecticut voters rejected a call for a Constitutional Convention solidifying the legality of gay marriages in this state. Now that's good news!