The state Supreme Court has ruled that same sex couples can marry here. Connecticut now joins Massachusetts and California as the only states to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The court ruled 4 to 3 that gay and lesbian couples can not be banned from marrrying due to equal protections provisions under the state constitution.
Connecticut has allowed civil unions since 2005 but the court found the state law illegally discriminated against same sex couples
Janet Peck and her partner of 33 years Carol Coughlin were among the eight plaintiffs who sued the state over the right to marry.
"And I so look forward to the day when I take this woman's hand look deeply into her eyes and pledge my deep love and support and commitment to her in marriage."
Opponents called the ruling outrageous but an appeal is not expected.
The court's ruling goes into effect October 28.