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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Connecticut Supreme Court struck down same-sex marriage ban

On October 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the Connecticut Constitution required that same-sex couples be allowed to marry. The court reversed a lower court's judgment, concluding that state statutes discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, that such a classification is "quasi-suspect" under the equal protection provisions of the state constitution and is therefore subject to heightened judicial scrutiny. The court held that the state failed to provide sufficient justification for excluding same-sex couples from marriage.

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