Conn. Judge OKs Gay Marriages to Start Today

Judge clears way for couples to grab licenses, tie knot today
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2008 9:19 AM CST
Gay couples walk to Superior Court in New Haven, Conn., Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008.   (AP Photo/Douglas Healey)
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(Newser) – In a brief hearing this morning, a Connecticut judge cleared the way for same-sex couples to start getting married today, the AP reports. Licenses will be available to gay and lesbian couples at town and city clerks' offices statewide, in the wake of the state supreme court's ruling Oct. 10 giving them the same rights as other couples. Many gay and lesbian couples are planning ceremonies today.