JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Connecticut legislature approved same-sex marriage bill to comply with court ruling
Cynthia Miley at 12:00 AM ET

On April 22, 2009, the Connecticut General Assembly approved a bill [PDF] granting same-sex couples the right to marry. The legislation codified the October 2008 ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court, which held that the Connecticut Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry. The Connecticut Senate voted 28-7 to approve the bill, while the state's House of Representatives approved it by a vote of 100-44. The bill turned all previous civil unions into marriages starting in October 2010. Governor M. Jodi Rell signed the legislation on April 23, 2009, which made Connecticut the second state to officially sanction same-sex marriage via a vote of the legislature.

Learn more about Connecticut from the JURIST news archives, and read comprehensive coverage of the legal controversy over Same-Sex Marriage from JURIST Features.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2012


 First redistricting "gerrymander" created
February 11, 2016

 Japan enacts Meiji Constitution
February 11, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org