NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Gay couples began marrying in Connecticut Wednesday after a judge cleared the way for the unions to begin, a victory for advocates stung by California's ban on same-sex unions last week.
With a final order entered, couples marched to New Haven City Hall to get marriage licenses, and less than two hours after the final court hearing, Peg Oliveira and Jennifer Vickery were married in a brief ceremony.
"I feel so happy," said Vickery, a 44-year-old attorney. "It's so much more emotional than I expected."
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Oct. 10 that same-sex couples have the right to wed rather than accept a civil union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples.
That's awesome. Meanwhile in California...