In a 4-3 decision today the Connecticut Supreme Court decided that civil unions for same-sex partners were not equivalent to marriage and as such ordered the state to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples applying for them.
In reporting the decision, ABCNews.com put the story in the top headlines rotation with the following teaser:
Conn. Gives Blessing to Gay Marriages; State Supreme Court ruling paves way for same-sex marriages to start next month.
The people of the state of Connecticut DID give their blessing to civil unions in 2005, but never through the legislative process to same-sex marriage. As such, the state's highest court disregarded the expressed will of the people for the rights and privileges of domestic partnerships in order to push a social agenda the elected legislature has never approved.