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 Victory in the Kerrigan case!

On October 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled in 
Kerrigan and Mock et al v. the Connecticut Department of Public Health that same-sex couples cannot be denied the right to marry. On November 12, 2008, same-sex couples began to legally marry in Connecticut.

Hundreds of jubilant marriage equality supporters celebrate at a rally at the Capitol hours after the CT Supreme Court ruled in the Kerrigan case.
(Photo by Chion Wolf)

Connecticut’s marriage equality lawsuit, Kerrigan and Mock et al v. the Connecticut Department of Public Health, was filed in August 2004 on behalf of eight loving, committed, Connecticut same-sex couples who sought marriage licenses, and were denied the right to marry in Madison, CT. Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), in collaboration with attorneys Maureen Murphy of Murphy, Murphy & Nugent in New Haven, Ken Bartshi of Horton, Shields, & Knox in Hartford, and Michelle Redman of the ACLU of CT, filed the case. The case was argued before the CT Supreme Court on May 14, 2007, and on October 10, 2008 the Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples began to legally marry in CT on November 12, 2008.

Read the Supreme Court's decision

Read Anne Stanback's statement celebrating the Kerrigan decision

Watch the press conference hosted by GLAD and LMF hours after the Kerrigan decision (October 10, 2008)

See the photos from Kerrigan "Decision Day" and "Marriage Day" on November 12th

Read the news stories on the Kerrigan decision

Meet the Plaintiff Couples 

Read the case documents 

Watch the Oral Arguments before the CT Supreme Court (May 14, 2007) (Enter "Kerrigan" in search box)

Watch the Press Conference following the oral arguments before the CT Supreme Court (Enter "Kerrigan" in search box)

See GLAD's website for all the information on the Kerrigan case.

Watch the video from these historic events:

CNN: Gay Marriages Begin in CT! 11/12/08


Jubilant Crowd Celebrates at a Rally at the Capitol on the day CT Same-Sex Couples Won the Right to Marry! (10/10/08)

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