The Connecticut Supreme Court has granted a new trial to a man convicted of a gang-related killing in 1996, ruling that the false testimony of a key witness deprived him of a fair trial.
A West Hartford death penalty case has been delayed until after the state Supreme Court decides whether the state’s repeal of capital punishment last year is constitutional.
Connecticut officials and families are planning to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
“While the Voting Rights Act has been instrumental in empowering voters across the nation, it’s no secret that discrimination continues to hamper our electoral process. This week, the Supreme Court chose to disregard the bipartisan […]
“Today’s historic ruling is a victory for equality, civil rights and for all the loving, committed same-sex couples across this country. I am proud to live in a state that has led the way on […]
“The Supreme Court made the right decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and advanced the cause of marriage equality by reestablishing the right of same-sex marriage in California. For too long DOMA […]
A rainbow flag, symbolizing gay pride, is being flown over the Connecticut governor’s official residence in Hartford.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to two actions by the the United States Supreme Court relating to the rights of same sex couples. In a 5-4 decision in […]
“I am extremely pleased that the Supreme Court sided with equality and fairness by overturning the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing the Prop 8 case. Today, the Supreme Court righted a grievous historical […]
Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.