US state legalises gay marriage
Gay relationship is gaining ground, after Massachusetts and California ,Connecticut became third US state where Gay marriage has been legalised.Supreme court overturned a ban on same sex marriage.
The court ruled that the law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples was unconstitutional as it discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that a ban on gay marriage infringed on a "fundamental right" of same-sex couples.
The ruling followed four years of legal wrangling in the state court system.
The plaintiffs in the case - eight same-sex couples - said "We are overjoyed to tell our twin boys that we will be married, just like their friends' parents," partners Elizabeth Kerrigan and Jody Mock said in a statement.
The governor of Connecticut, Jodi Rell, a Republican, said she did not agree with the ruling but would uphold it.
"I continue to believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. I do not believe their [the judges'] voice reflects the majority of the people of Connecticut," she said.
The governor said she believed any attempt to contest the decision, either legislatively or by amending the state constitution, would fail.