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Saturday, October 1, 2005

Connecticut new civil union law goes into effect today

Connecticut's new civil union law goes into effect today (Saturday, October 1).  Chris and Scott Emmerson-Pace, who  have been together since the early 1990s, said Friday that they'll be among the first couples to take advantage of the new law.  They'll apply for a civil union license at Kent's town hall, one of a handful that will be open Saturday. . . . The directors of the Family Institute of Connecticut and the Connecticut Catholic Conference said this week that they will lobby for a constitutional ban on gay marriage even though state law already defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. Meanwhile, eight same-sex couples, meanwhile, have filed a lawsuit to force the state to allow them full marriage rights. By:  Cara Rubinsky Associated Press Writer, Newsday.com.For the complete story, click here (last visited October 1, 2005, REO).

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