"Civil union and marriage in Connecticut now share the same benefits, protections and responsibilities under law," Judge Patty Jenkins Pittman in New Haven wrote. "The Connecticut Constitution requires that there be equal protection and due process of law, not that there be equivalent nomenclature for such protection and process." (AP)
The matter will be appealed to the state supreme court.
"Judge Rules Gay Couples Not Harmed By Civil Unions Law." Associated Press 12 July, 2006.