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Conn. ruling allows same-sex marriage

Activists rejoice following sharply divided opinion

Janet Peck (left) embraced partner Carol Conklin after Connecticut became the third state in the country to make gay marriage legal. Janet Peck (left) embraced partner Carol Conklin after Connecticut became the third state in the country to make gay marriage legal. (BOB CHILD/Associated Press)
By Michael Levenson and Gregory B. Hladky
Globe Correspondent / October 11, 2008

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HARTFORD - Connecticut yesterday became the third state to allow same-sex couples to marry after its sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that a state law allowing gay couples to enter in civil unions denied those couples their constitutional right to equal protection. (Full article: 997 words)

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