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  • 7 Arnold H. Rutkin and Kathleen A. Hogan, Connecticut Practice Series, Family Law and Practice with Forms (2010). 
    • Chapter 3. Marriage Generally
 
  • P.A. 09-13 - An Act Implementing the Guarantee of Equal Protection Under the Constitution of the State for Same Sex Couples. [Bill Analysis]

    • To implement the decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, provide for the recognition of marriages and relationships providing substantially the same rights, benefits and responsibilities entered into in another state or jurisdiction and provide for the merger of existing civil unions into marriages.

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Marriage - Chapter 815e

  • Sec. 46b-21. Kindred who may not marry.
  • Sec. 46b-22. Who may join persons in marriage. 
  • Sec. 46b-22a. Validity of marriages performed by unauthorized justice of the peace.
  • Sec. 46b-23. Joining persons in marriage knowingly without authority.
  • Sec. 46b-24. License required. Period of validity. Penalty.
  • Sec. 46b-24a. Validation of marriage occurring in town other than town where license issued.
  • Sec. 46b-25. Application for license.
  • Sec. 46b-28. When marriages in foreign country valid.
  • Sec. 46b-28a. Recognition of marriages and other relationships entered into in another state or jurisdiction.
  • Sec. 46b-28b. Recognition by another state or jurisdiction of marriages entered into in this state.
  • Sec. 46b-29. Marriage of persons under conservatorship or guardianship.
  • Sec. 46b-30. Marriage of minors.

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