Eight same-sex couples sued in 2004, saying their constitutional rights to equal protection and due process were violated when they were denied marriage licenses. The plaintiffs wanted the court to rule that the law discriminates against them because it applies only to heterosexual couples, therefore denying gay couples the financial, social and emotional benefits of marriage. From the opinion (PDF):
Great another court making new law, this issue need to be decided by the people, not the courts, We need to stop forcing this issue, yes the state's Supreme Courts make any ruling they like, then the lawmakers can followed shortly thereafter by a public referendum permanently banning gay marriage in the state constitution.
Enough is Enough, marriage isn't for everyone, in short I would love to see us do away with Marriage all together.
UPDATE: Connecticut's Republican Governor, Jodi Rell, won't fight the ruling:
“I disagree with today’s State Supreme Court ruling but as governor, I will uphold it. I continue to believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
I also believe that the historic civil union law that I proudly signed in 2005 is equitable and just. We were the first state to enact such a law through legislative action and not a court mandate.
The Supreme Court has spoken. I do not believe their voice reflects the majority of the people of Connecticut. However, I am also firmly convinced that attempts to reverse this decision – either legislatively or by amending the state Constitution – will not meet with success. I will therefore abide by the ruling.”