Palmer wrote for the majority in a 4-to-3 decision that explored the nature of homosexual identity, the history of societal views toward homosexuality and the limits of gay political power compared with that of blacks and women. Even though couples know their marriage won't be recognized at home, Coppola said, "they come and they feel that they're part of society like everyone else. Is it still an option available for same-sex couples? They argued that this discrimination violated the equality and liberty provisions of the Connecticut Constitution and were supported by the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union. Associated Press. X 1 Enter Zip Code or City this may not be the same place you live.
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Can a person authorized to perform marriages refuse to marry a same-sex couple? The struggle for gays and lesbians to marry suffered setbacks in Connecticut, Nebraska, and Tennessee last week; with each loss coming at different stages of that process. Archived from the original on January 7, A lower-court judge, Patty Jenkins Pittman of Superior Court in New Havensided with the state, denying that gay men and lesbians were entitled to special consideration as a suspect class and concluding that the differences between civil unions and marriages amounted to no more than nomenclature.