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Senate leader Williams off to Casablanca

Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, is leaving Friday for Marrakech and Casablanca, Morocco.His weeklong trip is sponsored and paid for by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, according to his spokesman, Adam Joseph.Williams will be one of 23 legislative leaders on a trip that the foundation says on its website is offered […]

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For some, DOMA decision is immediately life-altering

Story revised to clarify the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling for binational couples. For one Connecticut same-sex couple, the decision on the DOMA was immediately life-altering.Lucy Truman and Kelli Ryan, a binational couple living in Newtown, had two things packed Wednesday morning as they anxiously awaited the Supreme Court’s decision: Truman’s suitcases and her […]

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Reaction to the DOMA ruling from around Connecticut

Gay people and their supporters rejoiced and celebrated all over Connecticut Wednesday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Here’s what some members of state’s Congressional delegation, the state legislature and others had to say:“The Supreme Court today reaffirmed the core principles of our country – that all people are […]

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Flanagan leaving Board of Regents for corporate job

Colleen Flanagan Johnson, the former communication director for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, has resigned as the director of public affairs of the Board of Regents for Higher Education to take her first private-sector communication job.Flanagan Johnson, who survived turmoil over unauthorized raises that cost two other higher-education officials their jobs […]

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Historic day ends with celebration

Members of Connecticut’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and their supporters, gathered at Real Art Ways in Hartford Wednesday night to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Below is a photo gallery of some of the couples reveling at the party — young, old and in-between.First, though, is a […]