Marriage Equality USA

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Current Status

  • Civil marriage equality in effect at the state level since 2008. (Same-sex couples may legally marry.)
  • Marriage equality recognized by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Tribal law states that, "Two persons may be joined in marriage on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation," without specifying gender.


  • In 2005, Connecticut became the second state in the U.S., following Vermont, to adopt civil unions, and the first to do so without judicial intervention.
  • Connecticut was the third state to legalize marriage equality following Massachusetts (2004) and California (2008).
  • All existing civil unions were automatically converted to marriages on 1 October 2010.

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