I don’t have time for much analysis, but you can check out the Connecticut Supreme Court’s opinion in Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, coverage here. By a 4-3 vote, it determined that the laws banning homosexual marriage while permitting civil unions were unconstitutionally discriminatory. Interestingly, Justice Zarella’s dissent delves into the primary justification for the State’s traditional marriage law: marriage is about procreation, even if not all marriages result in procreation, and it’s pretty reasonable to limit marriage to biological relationships that can result in procreation. Check it out.
If you’re thinking about electoral implications, don’t get your hopes up. Recall that New Jersey did a similar thing two years ago before the ’06 elections… and we all know how that turned out.