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Connecticut Court Affirms Pre-Gay Marriage Rights

By Dave Collins | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Connecticut's highest court ruled Wednesday that some legal rights of same-sex couples predate the state's approvals of civil unions in 2005 and gay marriage in 2008, a decision that gay rights supporters call the first of its kind in the country.

Newtown Residents Want Adam Lanza House Torn Down

By Dave Collins | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Some Newtown residents are calling for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter’s home to be torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve, according to a new community survey.

Conn. Woman’s Complaint Seeks Benefits for Wife

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
A Connecticut physical therapist has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the West Hartford senior living center where she works, saying she is being illegally denied health benefits for her wife.

Appeals Court Hears Same-Sex Custody Case in Conn.

Monday Jan 27, 2014
A federal appeals court is making a rare appearance in Connecticut to hear several cases, including one involving a Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman and her child flee the country and avoid a custody dispute with her former lesbian partner.

Fla. Man Acquitted in Conn. of Sex Assault Charges

Friday Dec 6, 2013
A Florida flight attendant has been acquitted in Connecticut of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy more than 100 times.

Conn. Bill Restores State Benefits to Gay Vets

Friday Apr 26, 2013
Connecticut lawmakers are seeking to restore state benefits to gay and lesbian veterans discharged under the U.S. military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy.

Gay Couple on Trial for Allegedly Raping Adopted Children

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 9, 2013
A Connecticut gay couple accused of sexually abusing two of their nine children will soon stand trial.

Conn. School, Under Pressure, OKs Anti-Gay Shirt

Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Officials in a Connecticut school district have backed down in a fight over free speech rights, allowing a student to wear a T-shirt bearing an anti-gay message.

Connecticut Man Guilty in Threats Over Gay Marriage

Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
A Connecticut man has admitted in court that he sent threatening letters to the director of a Connecticut group that opposes same-sex marriage.

Conn. Judge: US Gay Marriage Law Unconstitutional

Wednesday Aug 1, 2012
A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that part of a federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman and denies federal benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional.