Connecticut approved a law that gives same-sex couples the right to enter into civil unions -- avoiding the dreaded word of 'marriage' while giving same-sex couples the rights associated with marriage.
Same-sex marriage opponents are upset because they think that the sanctity of marriage is still being threatened.
Same sex marriage supporters are upset because they think that nothing short of marriage will bring equality.
News flashes from me:
The sanctity of marriage is destroyed by divorce -- not same sex couples. Connecticut has the second-lowest divorce rates in the nation. (Arkansas and Kentucky have the 2nd and 3rd highest rates)
Same sex couples can get married in any state in the union. They can't have a civil marriage, but there are churches that will perform marriage ceremonies that do not create a legal marriage. A couple that wants to have a religious ceremony can do that.
So in Connecticut --same sex couples can enter into a civil union and also go to a church for a wedding.