The long battle for marriage equality in Connecticut ended late Wednesday. Connecticut lawmakers voted to update the state’s marriage laws to conform with a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.
According to the Associated Press:
A spokesman for Governor M. Jodi Rell said she will sign the bill, which passed 28-7 in the Senate and 100-44 in the House of Representatives, into law. While Rell, a Republican, signed the state’s 2005 civil unions law, she has said she believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Even if the bill hadn’t passed, same-sex marriage would still be the law in Connecticut because of the court ruling. Proponents say the legislation is needed to phase out civil unions and make sure same-sex couples conform to the state’s marriage laws.