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  Gay couples prepare to marry in Connecticut
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News DateWednesday, November 12, 2008 01:55:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNEW HAVEN, Conn. - While there's anger and recriminations in California's gay-rights movement after voters there banned same-sex marriage, gay couples in Connecticut are at the opposite extreme: They're getting ready to exchange vows.

A hearing Wednesday morning, Superior Court Judge Jonathan Silbert entered the final judgment in the case that allows same-sex marriages in Connecticut. Couples now are allowed to pick up marriage license forms at town and city clerk's offices.

It's unclear how many same-sex couples will wed. According to the state public health department, there have been 2,032 civil union licenses issued in Connecticut between Oct. 2005 and July 2008.
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