Civil Union in Connecticut
How do you get one?
A civil union in Connecticut has been legal since April of 2005. There are, of course, a few criterion that must be met before a gay or lesbian couple can get a license for their civil union. Here they are:
- Both partners must be at least 18 years old.
- Both partners must be of the same gender.
- Neither partner can be married already or be involved in another civil union or domestic partnership. If such partner is married or involved in another civil union or domestic partnership it must be dissolved first before entering into this new union.
- Neither person can be under the supervision of a guardian, or if they are, then their guardian must give written consent to the couples civil union.
- Both partners can not be related to one another. (Actually, by Connecticut law, first cousins and on, are OK for you to enter into your union with.) We here at Gay-Marriage-Guide.COM don't recommend this practice.
So now, as long as you meet those above requirements you are one step closer to legally getting a civil union in Connecticut!
With the above items being met there are just a few more steps that you must take to make your civil union legal in the state of Connecticut.
- Both partners must fill out an application before the registrar of the town of which either:
- the civil union will be celebrated in or,
- in the town of which either partner resides.
- You must also pay the application fee if applicable.
- After you file your application you now have 65 days to actually have a civil union ceremony which is to be performed by an official party (judges, justices of the peace, clergypersons from Connecticut or from any other state.
- Once your officiant has performed your civil union ceremony, they will certify certain things on the civil union license ("the fact, time, and place of the civil union) and return it to the registrar of the issuing town prior to or during the first week of the month after the civil union ceremoney was performed.
There you go! That's it. You are good to go. Your civil union in Connecticut is now official.
Don't forget to check out our Connecticut Gay Attorneys page to help you with all of the necessities that our federal government won't help you with because they haven't legalized gay marriage yet.
By the way, if you are NOT a resident of Connecticut, you are still eligible to obtain your civil union license from Connecticut provided you meet the above criteria.
Gay-Marriage-Guide.Com recommends that out-of-staters who come to Connecticut to have a civil union performed also think about supporting the state of Connecticut and celebrating their honeymoon there too!
There are so many awesome spots in Connecticut that you can see, including my personal favorite Foxwoods Resort Casino!
Ok, ok, I know not everyone likes casinos, so you can definitely have a grand time in Mystic, also (and yes, it's the same place from the movie Mystic Pizza.) This seaside city is just perfect for the couple that loves the water! Finally, might I suggest a fall honeymoon because the fall foliage in Connecticut is aboslutely gorgeous!
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