Civil unions in Connecticut
Hooray! Another win for the good guys: Connecticut now officially recognize Civil Unions!
[The] new law allowing same-sex civil unions took effect. City halls in Hartford, Stamford, New Haven and a half-dozen small towns held special weekend hours to issue certificates to couples who said they waited for years to be legally recognized.
Connecticut became the first state to legalize civil unions without being forced by the courts after lawmakers passed a law endorsing the unions in April. Massachusetts allows gay marriages and Vermont recognizes civil unions because of lawsuits.
Civil unions are definitely a step in the right direction.