Connecticut Legalizes Gay Marriage
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Story by Joseph Alexiou
Our sister site, the Advocate.com, has just released some really wonderful news for LGBT travellers: the Connecticut Supreme Court has just legalized gay marriage!
Of course, such wonderful news is good for the gays, no matter how you slice it. But it’s especially good for gay travelers because, as luck would have it, Connecticut is a great place to go for a honeymoon. An excerpt from a print article from our Fall 2007 issue entitled “The New England Gay Honeymoon Wedding Planner” by Andrew Collins now rings truer than ever:
“(Conn.) Urbane, gay-friendly New Haven is one of the great comeback cities of the past decade, with fabulous restaurant, theater, and museum scenes near the campus of prestigious Yale University. The city’s Lighthouse Point Park (203-946-8327) with its historic carousel building has become a prized spot for commitment ceremonies [edit: and very soon, wedding ceremonies!]. Downtown, dine at the refined Union League Café (203-562-4299), which features a massive fireplace, fine crystal, ethereal French fare, and solicitous service.
Up in northwest Connecticut’s leafy and sophisticated Litchfield County, you’ll find romantic locales from the covered bridge in West Cornwall to the roaring cascades of Kent Falls State Park. The area is dotted with fine country inns and outstanding restaurants, among them Lakeville’s gay-owned Wake Robin Inn (860-435-2000), a regal 38-room mansion.
From southwestern Connecticut up through the Berkshires in Massachusetts and the Green Mountains in Vermont, few roads offer more scenic fall leaf-peeping than U.S. Highway 7. Avoid the interstates and stick with this winding route whenever possible.”
New England’s fall foliage would be a gorgeous background for a wedding, or perhaps one of the many picturesque beaches on the Connecticut coastline. If we remember correctly, California jumped on the wedding wagon as soon as the laws were signed. Thus, the Nutmeg State's plethora of charming towns full of antique stores will soon provide settings for many a fabulous gay weddings. Congratulations to all!